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70.052 ~ 1725 ~ Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet ~ Xanthorhoe ferrugata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A moderately common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 24-27mm.

Confusion species

Red Twin-spot Carpet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


Herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva July and September. Pupates in a cocoon in the debris.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st May 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 7th May 2010, Morben Isaf