Geometridae: Larentiinae

08279 Galium Carpet Epirrhoe galiata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1740 (ABH70.063)


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum), Heath Bedstraw (Galium saxatile), Hedge Bedstraw (Galium mollugo)
Flying: Two generations, late May-mid July and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Grassy areas, usually coastal.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Slavyanka foothills, SW Bulgaria, 12th May 2015.
Slavyanka foothills, SW Bulgaria, 12th May 2015.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata

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