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1750 ~ Water Carpet ~ Lampropteryx suffumata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-38mm.

Confusion species

Devon Carpet.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Damp places, including gardens.


Lady's bedstraw, heath bedstraw, hedge bedstraw and cleavers.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in the plant debris. Larva May-June.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 12th Apr 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 13th Apr 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 27th Mar 2015, Middletown
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