Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata
Sharp-angled Carpet
Euphyia unangulata
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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 38 (55%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Wood Carpet (left) Common Carpet (right) comparison
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/07/2018127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
21/07/2018228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/07/2018127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
17/07/2018128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Season: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lady's and Hedge Bedstraw
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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