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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.

Recorded in 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
07/08/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
14/07/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
12/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
12/07/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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