Geometridae: Larentiinae

1739 (ABH70.062) Wood Carpet Epirrhoe rivata, (Hübner, [1813])

KR08277

 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum), Hedge Bedstraw (Galium mollugo)
Flying: One generation, mid June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland margins, chalky downland and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 10 (3.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2008

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 May to 16 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2013
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Sharp-angled Carpet Euphyia unangulata

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