Llanelli Naturalists Newsletter - March 2000 - No 65
Kath Cottingham

A Common Marbled Carpet moth (Chloroclysta truncata) was observed in my house in Llangennech (SN562015) on 16th February 2000. Its identity was detetermined by Barry Stewart. This is an unusually early date and about two months earlier than one would normally expect the species to emerge. Skinner in the ‘Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles’’, 1984, states that it is normally double-brooded (except in parts of Scotland and western Ireland), flying in May and June and again from late August to early November, whilst South (The Moths of the British Isles, 4th ed, 1961) concurs that the first generation of the moth is out in May and June.