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Wood Carpet
Epirrhoe rivata (Hübner, 1813)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1739 / 70.062
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  14/07/2012 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata
Sharp-angled Carpet
Euphyia unangulata
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lady's and Hedge Bedstraw
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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 40 (58%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/06/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
20/06/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
16/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
14/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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