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

(Haworth, 1809) 1794 / 70.065

Morley's Final Catalogue: Broadly distributed, but rarely in considerable numbers. Bentley; Ipswich in 1893 (Pyett) and Barren Heath there in July 1893 (Mly); Blythburgh (Gd), Southwold in 1933 (Wlr); abundant at Aldeburgh in 1890 (Crtw), Lowestoft; Bradwell (Lockyer, Ent. 1879, 294). Brandeston; Needham; Tuddenham Fen in June 1900.

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common mainly in the Brecks and along the coast.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: The outer edge of the dark band is clean with a sharp point, unlike the irregular edge to the band in Common and Wood carpets.

Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows.

Recorded in 38 (66%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
29/08/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
24/08/2023226TL93 - Bures/Nayland
23/08/2023226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
22/08/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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