Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  The Burren, County Clare, Ireland. August 2017

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Galium Carpet
Epirrhoe galiata

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

Morley's Final Catalogue: Single specimens only: highly decadent. I have never seen it here (Morley). One at Bentley in June 1874 (Henry Miller). One at Chelmondiston in 1903 (EMM. 1904, 80), One at Gorleston on 12 June 1925, but none later (Doughty).

Recent Suffolk Status: Rare. Very few Suffolk records.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: Can be told from similar species by the indented costa.

Habitat: Grasslands both on the coast and inland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (16%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/20181826TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/08/2010125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
15/07/2008225TM14 - Ipswich
1985+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
01/01/1969 to 31/12/1980+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-July. Aug.
Foodplant:   Lady's, Heath and Hedge Bedstraw
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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