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Scientific Name: Chloroclysta truncata
Common Name: Common Marbled Carpet
Chloroclysta truncata, more commonly known as the Common Marbled Carpet, has a wingspan of 24-30 mm and is a common and remarkably varied species. It has a wide range of habitats and has two broods per year, flying in May and June and again from August to October, and sometimes later.
It flies at night and is attracted to light. It is also attracted to nectar-rich flowers and sugary foods which is fairly unusual for the family. The larva is slender and green, usually with reddish stripes. It has been recorded feeding on a wide range of low-growing plants. The species overwinters as a larva.
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