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1739 ~ Wood Carpet ~ Epirrhoe rivata
UK Status

Resident. Local S,(C).

Montgomeryshire Status

A local and uncommon species, but probably under-recorded due to confusion with the Common Carpet.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-34mm.

Confusion species

Common Carpet, Galium Carpet and Sharp-angled Carpet.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Woodland rides and edges, grassy fields, scrubby grassland, sea cliffs and sand dunes.

Foodplant

Hedge and lady's bedstraw.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a cocoon on or just below the ground. Larva late July-late September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 27th May 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 9th June 2010, Commins Coch