1959 Sloe Carpet (Aleucis distinctata)

Single-brooded, overwinters as a pupa

Recorded size of fully grown larvae - 20 to 27mm

Usual larval stage mid-May to early July

Adult forewing - around 13 to 14mm. Flies April to May

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Not currently available on this website. For examples of larvae and adults see:-