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Inner edge of outer crossband curves gently in leading half of wing
Inner edge of outer crossband is sinusoidal in leading half of wing
Carpet moths page 1
1. Red twin-
These two species are very variable and difficult to distinguish by wing markings.
The colour is not sufficient either. In particular there is an uncommon form of dark-
The only wing characteristic which is thought to be reliable to distinguish these two species is the amount of colour in the area between the central band and the outer edge of the forewing, particularly round the twin spots
Any lines here on Dark-
2. Water Carpet, Broken-
Carpet moths with a brown cross-
Phoenix Wing length 17-
Small Phoenix Wing length 13-
There is also the much less common Devon Carpet with almost identical markings to
Water Carpet but smaller -
Edging to central band is clear white.
Central band is narrow or broken near the trailing edge of the forewing
Inner edging to central cross band is evenly curved with small ‘spikes’ projecting into the central band. In Phoenix and Small Phoenix there is one large spike.
Both Phoenix and Small Phoenix have dark, white-
There are two common forms of Small Phoenix :
One form has white lines across the central band, interrupting it
In the other form the central band is not interrupted by white lines but the base for the white lines is still there
Water Carpet Wing Length 14-
Brown central cross-