Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata

(Müller, 1764) 1738 / 70.061

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on members of the bedstraw family (Galium spp.). In Dorset, the moth is found wherever bedstraw plants grow, indeed it is locally abundant on dry or damp unimproved grassland where bedstraws grow in quantity, and in localities where cleavers (Galium aparine) festoons hedges and ditches. On sandy soil it is infrequent. The flight time covers a four-month period and two brood cycles are suspected with a period of eighty days, on... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-14mm
Flight: May - June, July - September
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/09/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
13/09/201919ST40 Beaminster
12/09/201919SY78 Broadmayne
11/09/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
08/09/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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