Epirrhoe alternata - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GEOMETRIDAE

Larentiinae

Las Descargues, 21 May 2009
Epirrhoe alternata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Epirrhoe alternata (Müller, 1764)

Common Carpet
L'Alternée

Wingspan: 28-32mm

Imago: A bivoltine species flying from May to September when it is strongly attracted to light and has been recorded from most habitats.

Larva: Feeds on Galium spp. Pupates overwinter in a cocoon on the ground.

 

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