Geometridae: Larentiinae

08245 Oblique Carpet Orthonama vittata, (Borkhausen, 1794)

BF1719 (ABH70.046)


General Information

This species has a straw-coloured forewing, with a dark streak running from the wing tip to join the fine, dark outer cross -lines. The outermost area is pale and there is a darker central cross-band which is paler around the small black central dot, its outer edge angled around it. The intensity of the markings varies.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.

Forewing length: 11-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre), Heath Bedstraw (Galium saxatile)
Flying: Two generations, late May-June and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Fens, marshes, bogs, water meadows, damp woodland and ditch banks.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Oblique Striped Phibalapteryx virgata
Gotse Delchev, SW Bulgaria, 4th July 2008
Gotse Delchev, SW Bulgaria, 4th July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Many-lined Costaconvexa polygrammata

Larva Type:
Brown, grey, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: