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70.139 ~ 1801 ~ Barred Carpet ~ Martania taeniata
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce A. C, N.

Montgomeryshire Status

This 'Nationally Scarce A' species, was first recorded at Llawr-y-glyn in the south of the county in 2011. Since then it has been found at a few other sites, all in the west of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 26-30mm.

Confusion species

Barred Rivulet, Foxglove Pug, Toadflax Pug & Yellow-barred Brindle.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Damp woodland.


Unclear, probably low plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva, feeding August-May, Pupation site unknown.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 1st July 2014, Lake Vyrnwy

Photo by PB, 16th July 2012, Morben ISAF