Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Chickweed spp.
|Year first recorded||1902||1970||1902|
|Year last recorded||2011||2010||2011|
|Number of records||368||31||798|
|Number of individuals||440||30||940|
For the region, we have a total of 798 records from 182 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1902.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern England and Wales, the larval foodplant is unknown, although it accepts chickweed and stitchwort (Stellaria spp.) in captivity. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and at low density, and most often associated with old deciduous woods and woodland edges, mainly on chalky and sandy soils. Just under one hundred moths have been trapped at Arne Wood, and greater stitchwort (Stellaria holostea), a plant that is well established at the site, may be a potential foodplant for the species in this and similar wooded localities. The Sharp-angled Carpet is roughly three times more numerous than the Cloaked Carpet1793, and although occasionally found in the same sites, it tends to prefer drier biotypes.