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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

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

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

Foodplant

Bramble, dewberry, hazel and raspberry.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by GBC, 25th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy