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Species Epirrhoe alternata - White-banded Toothed Carpet - Hodges#7394

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Xanthorhoini
Genus Epirrhoe
Species alternata (White-banded Toothed Carpet - Hodges#7394)
Hodges Number
7394
Other Common Names
called Common Carpet in Europe
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epirrhoe alternata (Müller, 1764)
Size
wingspan 23-25 mm
Identification
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:
Range
holarctic: occurs throughout Eurasia; in North America, ranges across the northern US, plus every province and territory of Canada
Habitat
meadows or grassy areas bordering woodlands
Season
The main flight period is May to September.
Food
larvae feed on bedstraw (Galium spp.)
Remarks
Xanthorhoe lacustrata is also similar; see comments here
See Also
Sharp-angled Carpet (Euphyia intermediata) Forewing subterminal area is drab or "washed out", and hindwing lacks gray and white banding. Compare images of both species at CBIF.


Toothed Brown Carpet (Xanthorhoe lacustrata) Forewing AM line is smoothly curved and the discal spot is reduced, faint or missing.