Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Darren Underwood,  17/05/2022 - Long Melford. A darker form.

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Wood Carpet
Epirrhoe rivata
Galium Carpet
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Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata

(Müller, 1764) 1738 / 70.061

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant everywhere in hedges from Bentley to Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Abundant.

Life history: Double-brooded. Readily disturbed from vegetation by day as well as coming to light.

Identification: Wood carpet has a broader white band with only a very faint grey band running through it which is sometimes absent. White band on the hindwing has no thin grey line at all. Galium carpet has the indented costa.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens, grasslands, woodland rides.

Recorded in 57 (98%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
25/09/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
25/09/2023125TG50 - Gorleston
24/09/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
15/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 13-14mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Cleavers, Hedge and other Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
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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