Twin-spot Carpet Mesotype didymata
Twin-spot Carpet Mesotype didymata
Adult • Banffshire • © Roy Leverton

70.131 BF1809
Twin-spot Carpet Mesotype didymata

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 24-29 mm.

Fairly common in places throughout the British Isles, this species exhibits some variation, with darker forms occurring in the north, and a reddish brown subspecies hethlandica in the Shetland Isles.

The moths fly from June through to August, and can be attracted to light.

The green larvae feed on a range of plants such as bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), sallow (Salix) and heather (Calluna).
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