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70.061 ~ 1738 ~ Common Carpet ~ Epirrhoe alternata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-30mm.

Confusion species

Wood Carpet, Galium Carpet and Sharp-angled Carpet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


Cleavers, hedge and lady's bedstraw and other bedstraws.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon on the ground. Larva June-July and August-September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 10th Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 5th Aug 2010, Llanfyllin