Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata
Sharp-angled Carpet
Euphyia unangulata
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Wood Carpet
Epirrhoe rivata

(Hübner, 1813) 1739 / 70.062

A rare and local resident.

A species of woodland rides, hedgerows, copses.

Overwinters as a pupa and adult comes sparingly to light.

Note Most claims of this species turn out to be Common Carpet. The white band is broader on the forewing and the grey line through the centre of it is very thin or absent, but can be stronger near the costa. The hindwing is often a clearer diagnostic with the white band also broader with no thin grey line. It may be that some of the records here are mis-identifications.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed at least

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Lady's and Hedge Bedstraw
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
30/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
25/06/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
13/06/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
16/08/20171VC40 - ShropshireSO58

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