Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Galium Carpet
Epirrhoe galiata

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

Davey, P., 2009: A coastal species in Britain, occasionally found inland on calcareous soils in southern England, the larva feeding on hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo) and lady's bedstraw (Galium verum). In Dorset, the moth is locally common in unimproved dry grassland along the coast between Durlston and Charmouth, including Portland, and at low-density on a handful of unimproved grassland localities on chalky soil inland, such as Melbury Down in north Dorset. The flight time covers in excess... Read More

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Recorded in 27 (68%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: Two Generations. May - July, August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
15/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
11/09/2019109SY67 Portland / Weymouth
04/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
04/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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