Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Many woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1929||1962||1904||1886||1940|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||357||742||271||1592||85|
|Number of individuals||179||1839||288||5360||144|
For the county, we have a total of 3047 records from 410 sites. First recorded in 1886.
Similar species: Common Marbled Carpet.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Generally common in higher areas near woodland but occasionally recorded from widely scattered lowland sites all over the five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Still fairly widespread with most records coming from upland areas, but there has been a decline in numbers in the last few years. Take care not to confuse this univoltine species with the similar but bivoltine Common Marbled Carpet. It flies from mid-July to the end of September and records outside these dates may be incorrect.