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1744 ~ Grey Mountain Carpet ~ Entephria caesiata
UK Status

Resident. Common WC,N.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found along the western side of the county. This species has not been commonly recorded but this is probably due to it's upland habitat.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-41mm.

Confusion species

Yellow-ringed Carpet, Striped Twin-spot Carpet.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Mountains and Moorland.

Foodplant

Heathers and bilberry.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva July or August-late May or June. Pupates in a cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JBK, 15th July 2006, Lake Glaslyn

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy