Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Galium Carpet
Epirrhoe galiata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1740 / 70.063
Photo © Robin Sutton,  Malham Tarn, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Has spread slightly over the last few years and is now found as far north as Flamborough in VC61 and from VC62 where it had not been recorded for many years (Porritt, 1883-86).

2012 (CHF): All recent records have been from upland grassy areas in the west of the county. This moth is sometimes confused with Common Carpet.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 39 (20%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: Two Generations. May - July, August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2022161TA26 - Flamborough Head (South)
27/07/2022264SD77 - Ingleborough
27/07/2022464SD77 - Ingleborough
16/07/2022164SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
16/07/2022464SD77 - Ingleborough
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