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1740 ~ Galium Carpet ~ Epirrhoe galiata
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A local and fairly uncommon species, but recorded throughout most of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-32mm.

Confusion species

Common Carpet and Garden Carpet.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open grassy places.


Lady's bedstraw, heath bedstraw and hedge bedstraw.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa. Larva late June-July and September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 4th Sept 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 20th July 2010, Commins Coch