Geometridae: Larentiinae

1740 (ABH70.063) Galium Carpet Epirrhoe galiata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08279

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Monknash, S Wales, August 2004
Monknash, S Wales, August 2004
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum), Heath Bedstraw (Galium saxatile), Hedge Bedstraw (Galium mollugo)
Flying: Two generations, late May-mid July and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Grassy areas, usually coastal.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2