Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Wood Carpet
Epirrhoe rivata
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Epirrhoe galiata
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Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata

(Müller, 1764) 1738 / 70.061

A common species across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats,

Flies or can be disturbed during the day, comes readily to light. Overwinters as a pupa.

Note Often mis-identified as Wood Carpet. Wood is much scarcer and the white sub terminal band generally has no trace of the thin black line found in Common Carpet.

Recorded in 126 (90%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-14mm
Flight: May - June, July - September
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
22/09/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
11/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
06/09/20193VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
06/09/20194VC39 - StaffordshireSO88

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