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70.131 ~ 1809 ~ Twin-spot Carpet ~ Mesotype didymata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 24-32mm.

Confusion species

Striped Twin-spot Carpet and Garden Carpet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly upland woodland and moorland, to a lesser extent some lowland wooded sites also sand dunes.


A wide range of plants which include bilberry, heather, sallow, willow herb, cow parsley and red campion.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-June.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 8th Aug 2009, Lake Glaslyn