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70.068 ~ 1748 ~ Beautiful Carpet ~ Mesoleuca albicillata
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species recorded from scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-38mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly open broadleaf woodland, occurs to a lesser extent in many other habitats.


Bramble, dewberry, hazel and raspberry.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a cocoon in loose soil. Larva July-September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 10th June 2020, Llanfyllin

Photo by GBC, 25th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy