70.139 (1801) Barred Carpet Martania taeniata (Stephens, 1831)

Status
Resident? Rare.
Nationally Scarce.
 
Flight period
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History
Teddy Pelham-Clinton (1920-88) was the first person to see the Barred Carpet in Dumfries & Galloway, and that was sometime during 1950-52 at Langholm, and he was fortunate again to see it around the Penpont/Thornhill area in 1975. This respected entomologist who was Associate Editor of the MOGBI series, lived in Lothian and worked at the National Museum of Scotland.
 
In 2010 two were caught: one at Durisdeer in July, with the other at Kirrereoch on 11th August. Another was caught at Durisdeer on 7th July 2011.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a larva, during August to May.
 
Larval foodplants
Larval foodplant not known in the wild.
 
Identification
Care is needed in separating this species from Barred Rivulet, Yellow-barred Brindle and Foxglove Pug.
 
Habitat
Damp woodland.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Caroline Allen, Durisdeer, 7 July 2011

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