Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Hexton Chalk Pit, Hertfordshire (17/06/16)

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Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata
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Wood Carpet
Epirrhoe rivata

(Hübner, 1813) 1739 / 70.062

General comments:
Extremely local resident and vagrant.

Older, undisturbed woods on calcareous ground may support a resident population of this usually rather rare species, but all other records are surely of wanderers from outside our two counties.

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Recorded in 21 (51%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2023121TQ17 - Brentford / Hounslow / Richmond
13/07/2023120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
13/07/2022120TL43 - Meesden / Barley
16/06/2022120TL31 - Hertford
14/06/2022120TL34 - Royston (S)
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lady's and Hedge Bedstraw
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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