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  Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata  

B&F: 1764

ABH: 70.097

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Common.

Primary Habitat: General occurrence.

Flight Period: Double brooded in May and June and again from August to October.

Observations: Generally the second brood moths seem to be more plentiful than those of the first brood. This applied at the Pitsford Reservoir light traps for the years 1999 to 2002, with around four times as many second brood moths being seen overall, i.e., nine first brood and forty-four second brood moths over the four years.

Confusion Species: Dark Marbled Carpet

L.O.N.: 1907. Everywhere. Very common.

First Record: 1881, Porritt.