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70.098 ~ 1762 ~ Dark Marbled Carpet ~ Dysstroma citrata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species which is often confused with the Common Marbled Carpet, therefore is somewhat overlooked.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-40mm.

Confusion species

Common Marbled Carpet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly a woodland species but is also found in heathland, moorland, scrub and gardens.


Birch, heather, bilberry and sallow and the leaves of many other woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-June. Pupates among plant debris.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 23rd Aug 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 19th July 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 3rd Sept 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 10th Sept 2011, Llanfyllin