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1753s1 ~ Striped Twin-spot Carpet ~ Coenotephria salicata
UK Status

Resident. Common N,W,(SW)

Montgomeryshire Status

A more common species than the records suggest, as this is mainly a moorland species and therefore probably very under-recorded.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-31mm.

Confusion species

Garden Carpet, Twin-spot Carpet and Grey Mountain Carpet.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Mainly moorland, but also found in woodland and sites in upland areas.

Foodplant

Bedstraws.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a cocooned fully grown larva where it remains dormant until April or May. Larva June-early August, sometimes a second brood in the autumn.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 8th Aug 2014, Lake Glaslyn