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1751 ~ Devon Carpet ~ Lampropteryx otregiata
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B S,SW.

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species, but is found fairly commonly especially in the western side of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-30mm.

Confusion species

Water Carpet.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Damp woodland.


Marsh bedstraw.

Lifestage data

Eggs are laid on the foodplant near the flowers. Larva June-July and September-October. Overwinters as a pupa on or just below the soil or plant debris.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 12th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 4th Aug 2010, Morben ISAF