Geometridae: Larentiinae

1762 (ABH70.098) Dark Marbled Carpet Dysstroma citrata (=Chloroclysta), (Linnaeus, 1761)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dark Marbled Carpet
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

General Information

This species is very similar to the Common Marbled Carpet, but is much less common.


Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 14-19mm.
Foodplant(s): broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common


Woodland, heathland and moorland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 34 (12.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 09 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata (=Chloroclysta)

Larva Type:
Green, yellow, white, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs: