The Moths of Suffolk
1877 Waved Carpet, Hydrelia sylvata, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Woodland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early August

Larval foodplants : Alder, birches, sallows and Sweet Chestnut

Records : No recent records

Comments : A moth with a south westerly distribution. Morley's comment causes some concern as the basis for including the moth in the county moth fauna.

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not yet recorded! Surely it is merely overlooked? - CM.

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-13mm, Wingspan 27-30mm


Confusion species : None

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Kent (13.vii.2005) © Lee Gregory

Life history chart
pupa pupa pupa pupa pupa imago ovaimago larva larva pupa pupa pupa

Further Photographs

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Kent (16.vii.2005) © M Deans
One of c120 caught in a single night! - Kent (3.vii.2006) © Matthew Deans