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70.139 (BF1801)

Barred Carpet   

Martania taeniata
Adult: 2
Resident, rare, very local. Nationally Scarce. Scarce in damp woodland scattered throughout northern England, north Wales and the western half of Scotland.


Care is needed in separating this species from Barred Rivulet, Yellow-barred Brindle and Foxglove Pug. Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.

Recording method

Comes to light in ery small numbers.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a larva, during August to May.

Larval foodplants

Larval foodplant not known in the wild.


Damp woodland.


First recorded for Dumfries and Galloway in 1950 for VC72 at Langholm by Pelham-Clinton, and in 2010 for VC73 at Kirriereoch by Geoff Shaw.  It has not yet been recorded for VC74.

9 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2010 2017

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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