Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata

(Müller, 1764) 1738 / 70.061

General comments:
Widespread almost ubiquitous resident.

A properly light-trapped garden is guaranteed to record this species, but data on larval foodplants is scarcer than the proverbial hen's teeth.

Recorded in 37 (90%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/10/2023121TQ18 - Harrow / Wembley / Ealing
15/09/2023121TQ16 - Sunbury / Hampton Court
13/09/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
09/09/2023121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
08/09/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
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Forewing: 13-14mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Cleavers, Hedge and other Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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