The Moths of Suffolk
1786 White-banded Carpet, Spargania luctuata, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Notable Na

Local Status : Rare (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Restricted to the Brecks

Habitats : Open areas in woodland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mid-May to mid-June and July to August

Larval foodplants : Rosebay Willowherb

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-15mm, Wingspan 29-34mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCloaked Carpet, Euphyia biangulata
Sharp-angled Carpet, Euphyia unangulata

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Kent (vii.2005) © Stuart Read

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