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|Pretty Chalk Carpet Melanthia procellata|
Distribution and Abundance: Local.
Primary Habitat: Woodland.
Flight Period: Single brooded from June to August.
Localities: Salcey Forest, Geddington Chase, Blatherwyke Lake and Bedford Purlieus.
species is generally most plentiful in the north of the
county, although it is well established in the southern
woodlands of Salcey Forest and Yardley Chase. It is less
frequent in mid Northants. Light trapping records for
2002 from Old Sulehhay Forest show fifteen moths recorded
in five sessions between 25 June and 28 August as
L.O.N.: 1904. Whittlebury, Castle Ashby, Wansford. Larvae not uncommon on C. Vitalba.
First Record: 1842, Clark.