Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Underside. Covert Wood, Kent. July 2017.

Immature stages

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Common Marbled Carpet
Dysstroma truncata
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Dark Marbled Carpet
Dysstroma citrata

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1762 / 70.098
=Chloroclysta citrata

Morley's Final Catalogue: Common marbled and Dark marbled carpet:
Both of quite frequent and about equally common occurrence, from Bentley Woods to Gorleston and Tuddenham Fen. Many at dusk, but few at light, in Monks Soham; once or twice on sugar near Ipswich.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very rare. Much more common in northern and western Britain.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Dark Marbled carpet, a rare species in the county normally flies between the broods of Common marbled carpet in July-August. Can also be identified by looking at the underside of the hindwing. In Dark marbled carpet the dark line has a very acute angle, unlike the more obtuse angle on Common marbled.

Habitat: Suffolk records have been from wooded sites.

Verification Grade Comment: A clear photo showing the underside of the hindwing will be needed with any record

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1958.
Last Recorded in 2017.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2017125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
29/07/2001125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
1987+26TL88 - Thetford
1987+26TL88 - Thetford
1986126TL88 - Thetford
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Forewing: 14-19mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Many woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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