Common Marbled Carpet

Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet Chloroclysta truncata

Quite a variable species of macro-moth. One form has a large light-brownish patch on the forewings, whilst others are black  or dark brown. Wingspan 24 to 30mm.

Common Marbled Carpet Chloroclysta truncata

The adults fly May to June, August to October in two generations. Easily attracted to light.

The caterpillar feeds on various trees and shrubs.

Found most places, from gardens, woods and grassland. A common and widespread species.


June 2013, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2013.

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6 thoughts on “Common Marbled Carpet

  1. Moths just don’t get the attention they deserve as evident in your recent post of these beautiful little insects. Butterflies seem to get all the attention. I think there is a metaphor for the human condition in this thought!

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    • Thank you for your comment, Denise. Yes, moths seem to be left on the side lines, but there are so many more beautiful forms out there then folk realise 🙂 And yes, I agree, a metaphor for the human condition.

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