Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Garden Carpet
Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata
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Galium Carpet
Epirrhoe galiata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1740 / 70.063

An uncommon and local resident.

A species of calcareous grassland and moorland.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults fly from dusk and come to light.

Note Caution is needed in separating from Common and Garden Carpets.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 20 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: Two Generations. May - July, August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
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
31/05/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSP13
23/05/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSP13
29/08/20111VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
16/08/20111VC36 - HerefordshireSO22
01/08/20112VC39 - StaffordshireSK15

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