Common Marbled Carpet

Dysstroma 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 24-30mm. The adult flies May to June, August to October in two generations. It is easily attracted to light, and is found in most places, from gardens, woods and grassland. A common and widespread species. The larvae feeds on various trees and shrubs.

Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata

Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata

Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata


Attracted to light, rear garden, Staffordshire, September 2017. © Peter Hillman

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