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Wood Carpet
Epirrhoe rivata (Hübner, 1813)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1739 / 70.062
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
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 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2019127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
24/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/07/2019127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
10/07/2019227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
09/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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