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70.086 ~ 1773 ~ Broken-barred Carpet ~ Electrophaes corylata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-31mm.

Confusion species

Water Carpet, Small Phoenix and Netted Carpet
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly broadleaf woodlands, hedgerows and other scrubby places, also found in gardens.


Broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in plant debris. Larva July-October.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 28th May 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 9th June 2010, Llanfyllin