Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata

Geometridae » Larentiinae

Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata

Quite a beautiful coloured and patterned moth, and can be confused with other carpets. Wingspan 20 to 25mm.

The adults fly in two generations from May to September in the south, and in the north there is one brood July to August. It can be seen in various habitats including hedgerows, woodland and gardens. Common and fairly widespread. The larva feeds on bedstraws.

© Pete Hillman August 2017.

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