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Epirrhoe rivata (Hübner, [1813])

Wood Carpet
70.0620 (B&F: 1739)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Larentiinae
    »Tribe: Xanthorhoini

Status and ecology:

A resident that normally occurs singly or sparingly but it is occasionally fairly common to common at mv light in a few advantageous sites situated on the downs and in woods. Very thinly distributed, local and episodic in numbers, and in general decline. Normally single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to late July, occasionally from the second week of May or to mid August. A partial and occasional overlapping second emergence of full-sized examples takes place chiefly between late August and early September in the western corner of the county, as recorded on september 3rd 1993, August 26th and 27th 2002, September 4th 2004, August 31st 2006, and on September 7th 2009, at Walberton , and on September 7th 2010 at Bracklesham. Adults have been seen in every week from the second week of May to early September. Larvae feed on Bedstraw. (Pratt, 2011)

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Pagham Harbour, 4 vii 2008 Photo: Ivan Lang

Epirrhoe rivata (Hübner, 1813)


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