The Moths of Suffolk
1808 Sandy Carpet, Perizoma flavofasciata, (Thunberg, 1792)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and Common

Habitats : Open woodland, scrub, heathland, fens, hedgerows and grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Flowers and ripening seeds of campions, especially Red Campion

Morley's Final Catalogue : Much less frequent than the last (Rivulet), but distributed everywhere from Wherstead to both Wordwell (Mly) and Gorleston (Mr).

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-14mm, Wingspan 26-32mm


Confusion species : None

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Eye (2.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2005) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (22.v.2011) © Neil Sherman
Larva found inside White campion flowerhead - Ipswich, Suffolk (14.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman
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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (5.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener