The Moths of Suffolk
1761 Autumn Green Carpet, Chloroclysta miata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Broadleaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens particularly in upland areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; September to May, hibernating over the winter

Larval foodplants : Sallows, birches, Alder, lime, wild rose and other broadleaved trees

Records : Dunwich (D Brown, 18.x.2006)

Comments : The comments from Morley seem at some variance with this species' current status in the county, this may be due to an incorrect assignment of Morley's Hydriomena miata entry to this species.

Morley's Final Catalogue : Generally distributed and common at light in autumn, from Ipswich to Fritton and Gorleston. But rarely seen after hibernation; fresh-looking female at Monks Soham on 7 April 1930.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-17mm, Wingspan 34-40mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultRed-green Carpet, Chloroclysta siterata

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Scotland (v.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Inverness-shire (1.v.2004) © L Gregory
Granish Moor, Inverness-shire (29.iv.2011) © Neil Sherman