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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
Norfolk status
Very similar to Common Marbled Carpet.
Subtle separation characteristics are based on the shape of the postmedian line on the underwing, which is more angular in this species.

Like all moths that overwinter as an egg, Dark Marbled Carpet has one brood per year. Adults typically fly in July and August, there just isn't time for overwintering eggs to produce moths in May and early June! Dark Marbled Carpet also has no equivalent of the Common Marbled Carpet form with an orange/yellow central area.
- Roy Leverton

Good photographs of both the upper AND underside or a specimen required to confirm any records

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 44 (59%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Common Marbled Carpet (top) Dark Marbled Carpet (bottom) - Hindwing underside comparison showing the angled middle crossline of Dark Marbled Carpet (photos by K. Leighton, R. Leverton)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/10/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
13/10/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
11/10/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
10/10/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
26/09/2018327TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-19mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Many woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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