Geometridae: Larentiinae

1764 (ABH70.097) Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata (=Chloroclysta), (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR08348

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, 23rd Sept 2013.
Hemingford Grey, 23rd Sept 2013.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 23rd Sept. 2013
Hemingford Grey, 23rd Sept. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex Fairbourne, NW Wales, Sept 2019, emerged Nov.2019
ex Fairbourne, NW Wales, Sept 2019, emerged Nov.2019
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex Fairbourne, NW Wales, Sept 2019, emerged Nov.2019
ex Fairbourne, NW Wales, Sept 2019, emerged Nov.2019
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 23rd Sept. 2013
Hemingford Grey, 23rd Sept. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 1st August 2014. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 1st August 2014. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, ex adult Oct. 2013.
Hemingford Grey, ex adult Oct. 2013.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, ex adult Oct. 2013.
Hemingford Grey, ex adult Oct. 2013.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is a highly variable species.

 

Pupates in the leaves of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-19mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), birches (Betula spp.), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), privets (Ligustrum spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: Two generations, May-June and late August-early October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 124 (45.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 April to 15 November

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dark Marbled Carpet Dysstroma citrata (=Chloroclysta)


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, purple, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2