Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291953188318831880
Year last recorded20122014201420142014
Number of records2226231649059
Number of individuals1329936975868
Unique positions176510011716
Unique locations16649611415
Adult records1625228447851
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 1149 records from 305 sites. First recorded in 1880.


70.086 Broken-barred Carpet 04
© Tony Moverley, 29 May 2018
70.086 Broken-barred Carpet 03
© Terry Box, 3 Jun 2016
70.086 Broken-barred Carpet 02
© Paul Holmes, 24 May 2007
70.086 Broken-barred Carpet 01
© Charles Fletcher, 25 May 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from wooded areas in all five vice-counties but only found frequently in vice-counties 62 to 64.

2012 (CHF): Numbers have declined significantly in the last twenty years and this is no longer a common moth in the county. Still unusual in the east of VC61 and in VC65.

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