70.097 .... B&F 1764
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata (Hufnagel, 1767) ....... Formerly known as Chloroclysta truncata
Status .....Very often a common moth, which shows considerable variation in markings and colouration. However, the form with the large tawny brown patch on the forewing is by far the most common and regularly seen. Seems to be either totally absent or scarce, south-east of the River Trent, which may be down to lack of recording from that part of the county.
Photographed at Gamston Wood August 2013   Photographed at Market Warsop May 2014
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP September 2010   Photographed at Lound Wood August 2008
Early stages                            
Full grown larva on Goat Sallow Salix caprea. Photographed at (Rufford) Vexation Lane August 2021.
Full grown larva on Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum. Photographed at Sherwood Heath August 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Common Marbled Carpet
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Wil Heeney. Phil Cadman. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Wil Heeney. Nottingham City Council. Meg Skinner. David Yates. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Pauline Bradford. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Ian Hunt. Graham Birkett. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Melanie Newman. Steven Chick. Barry Lygo. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Indy Kiemel Greene and Agnes Kiemel. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Tom Shields. Ian Ellis. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Graham Birkett. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Graham Beeley. Brian Wetton. David Shaw. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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