Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Many woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1947||2007||1947|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011|
|Number of records||44||1||90|
|Number of individuals||92||1||186|
For the region, we have a total of 90 records from 62 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1947.
Similar species: 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (Common Marbled Carpet).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern England but widespread elsewhere, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), birch (Betula spp.), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca) In Dorset, the moth is local, occurring on chalky soils in central and north-east Dorset, typically in open woodland such as Stubhampton Bottom where it is frequent, and on the Purbeck Ridge where it is very local. Elsewhere, it is found in the west of the county in open woodland on clay soil, for example, Powerstock Common and Hooke Park. It is absent from sandy soils.
Hill, L., 2013: