Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae)
70.061 [B&F: 1738] Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) (Müller, 1764)

 

Notes: Common in a wide range of habitats, including hedgerows, woodland, calcareous grassland, acid heathland, moorland, fens, sand-dunes and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-30 mm. An abundant species, which may be confused for superficially similar, but much scarcer species, such as Wood Carpet E. rivata and Galium Carpet E. galiata. Larva feeds on Cleavers, Lady's Bedstraw and Hedge Bedstraw, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Max Percentage: 0.53572494
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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