Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata
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Small Argent and Sable
Epirrhoe tristata

Linnaeus, 1758 1737 / 70.060

A very local and uncommon resident.

A species of moorland, upland woodland and hedgerows.

Flies in the sunshine and also at dusk.

Note Similar to Common Carpet but restricted habitat should preclude that species in many cases. Check too for chequered fringes to the wing which has browner markings too.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 27 (19%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1865.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Heath Bedstraw
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/20195VC40 - ShropshireSJ32
25/05/201910VC40 - ShropshireSO38
17/06/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
28/07/20173VC40 - ShropshireSO37
23/07/20161VC36 - HerefordshireSO53

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