Geometridae : Larentiinae

Photo © Kevin Leighton,  24/06/2015 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata
Sharp-angled Carpet
Euphyia unangulata
Wood Carpet
Epirrhoe rivata

(Hübner, 1813) 70.062/1739
Norfolk status
Woodland margins, chalky downland and grassland.

Very similar to Common Carpet alternata. Comparatively larger in size, on average 20% bigger than alternata (not easy to judge in lone specimens). In Wood Carpet the white outer band is more solid and only weakly divided with matching solid white band on the hindwing.

Jon Clifton has requested any potential specimens.

Recorded in 33 (48%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Wood Carpet (left) Common Carpet (right) comparison
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/08/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/07/2015+27TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/07/2015128TF91 - Dereham
20/07/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Season: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lady's and Hedge Bedstraw
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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