Geometridae: Larentiinae

08343 Dark Marbled Carpet Dysstroma citrata (=Chloroclysta), (Linnaeus, 1761)

BF1762 (ABH70.098)


General Information

This species is very similar to the Common Marbled Carpet, but is much less common.


Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 14-19mm.
Foodplant(s): broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, heathland and moorland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Borovets, Rila Mtns., 12th July 2014. Light trap.
Borovets, Rila Mtns., 12th July 2014. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata (=Chloroclysta)

Larva Type:
Green, yellow, white, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs: