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Common Marbled Carpet Chloroclysta truncata Wingspan 25-30mm. A well-marked moth whose wing colours and patterns are extremely variable. Adult has variably marbled wings. Some forms have overall brown and white wings with a broad dark band; others have a broad chestnut band or patch on otherwise dark wings. Dark Marbled Carpet C. citrata is similarly patterned and variable; outer edge of central band is more angular. Larva feeds on a wide range of low-growing plants. Widespread and common.
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