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Carpet Moths with a wide dark central cross-band and a grey or white background
White cross-band beyond the central dark cross-band with a clear black line down
the middle of it
Cross-bands continue evenly across forewing and hindwing
Dark central cross-band only dark partway across the forewing.
The rest of the band is grey or hardly visible
See also Wood Carpet - much less common than Common Carpet but does not have such
a clear black line down the middle of the main white cross-band.
Background of the wings is clear white.
The ‘dark’ central band often has white patches on it and may be quite a light brown.
Purple Bar is similar to Silver Ground Carpet in having a white background
Prominent black spot or spots near the tip of the forewing
Dark central cross-band is wide and blue/purple rather than brown
Usually the central cross-band and other markings are clearly red.
Sometimes the markings are much duller.
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