Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Epirrhoe alternata
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Wood Carpet
Epirrhoe rivata

(Hübner, 1813) 1739 / 70.062

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, the larva feeding on hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo) and lady's bedstraw (Galium verum). In Dorset, the moth is frequent very locally and has been found in a number of unimproved grassland localities on chalky soil. Inland, favoured localities include Lyscombe Hill, Puddletown, the Purbeck Ridge, Badbury Rings, and Bottlebush Down. Coastal localities include Charmouth, West Bexington and Durlston.

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Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Lady's and Hedge Bedstraw
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
05/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
04/07/201919ST71 Sturminster Newton
25/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
21/08/201819ST61 Sherborne

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