Barred Carpet Martania taeniata: Distribution map

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70.139 BF1801
Barred Carpet Martania taeniata

(Stephens, 1831)


Wingspan c. 28mm.

This scarce and local species has a rather scattered distribution from southern England through parts of north and north-west England and into Scotland and Ireland.

It frequents damp woodland and similar habitats and flies from late June to early September in a single generation.

The larva has not been recorded in the wild, but it is thought to possibly feed on mosses. In captivity the larvae will feed on a number of different plants.
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