Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Bramble, Dewberry, Raspberry and Hazel.
|Year first recorded||1928||1998||1928|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||42||3||90|
|Number of individuals||42||3||90|
For the region, we have a total of 90 records from 56 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1928.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A low density species in Britain, the larva feeding on bramble (Rubus fruticosus) and raspberry (Rubus idaeus). In Dorset, the moth is rare and tends to be recorded as singletons from the eastern half of the county. The few Beautiful Carpet records contain locality data that hint at a preferred habitat of open, often actively forested woodland where bramble flourishes in recently created clearings.