70.062 Wood Carpet Copyright Martin Evans
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Geometridae

70.062 Wood Carpet Epirrhoe rivata (H├╝bner, [1813])

Local

Similar species: Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata has a wavy line that runs through the outer pale band.

Forewing: 14 to 16mm

Habitats: Woodland rides and margins, calcareous downland and downland scrub, mature hedgerows, calcareous embankments, sea-cliffs and sand-dunes.

Habits: The moth flies from dusk and comes to light.

Foodplant: The larva feeds on Hedge Bedstraw and Lady's Bedstraw. In captivity it will accept Cleavers. It pupates just under the soil surface or in the leaf litter.