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1738 Common Carpet, Epirrhoe alternata (Müller, 1764)

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A resident that often occurs sparingly or fairly commonly but it is sometimes common at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Probably generally distributed away from the north-east. Chiefly double-brooded, flying mainly from late May to early July and agian from late July to the second week of September, although a partial third emergence also occasionally appears in late September. Adults have been seen in every week from early April to late September. Larvae feed on Bedstraw. (Pratt, 2011)

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Ringmer, 08 v 2016 Photo: John Luck

Epirrhoe alternata (Müller, 1764)

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Distribution map for Epirrhoe alternata

(Distribution at 1km scale)

ssp. alternata | ssp. obscurata |   |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

Phenology chart for Epirrhoe alternata

Phenology: Adult records only

Forms or subspecies: ssp. alternata | ssp. obscurata |   |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

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