Geometridae : Larentiinae
ABH BF

Photo © Kevin Leighton,  04/07/2013 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata
Sharp-angled Carpet
Euphyia unangulata
 
Wood Carpet
1739 Epirrhoe rivata
(Hübner, 1813) 70.062
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 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
Wood Carpet (left) Common Carpet (right) comparison
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2014128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
04/07/2014128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
03/07/2014128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
27/06/2014128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/06/2014328TF60 - Downham/Fincham
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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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