Geometridae : Larentiinae
ABH BF

Photo © Chris Sharpe,  20/06/2014 - Rockland St. Peter: April Cottage, Chapel Street, NR17 1UJ

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 2016.

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Determination
Wood Carpet (left) Common Carpet (right) comparison
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/07/2016127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/07/2016227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
08/07/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/07/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
02/07/2016128TL79 - 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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