Geometridae: Larentiinae

08277 Wood Carpet Epirrhoe rivata, (Hübner, [1813])

BF1739 (ABH70.062)


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:


Woodland margins, chalky downland and grassland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Slavyanka foothills, SW Bulgaria, 12th May 2015.
Slavyanka foothills, SW Bulgaria, 12th May 2015.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata
Sharp-angled Carpet Euphyia unangulata

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