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

7394 White-banded Toothed Carpet - Epirrhoe alternata Looper moth caterpillar? - Epirrhoe alternata Moth - Epirrhoe alternata Moth - Epirrhoe alternata white-banded toothed carpet - Epirrhoe alternata Brown and White Moth - Epirrhoe alternata White-banded Toothed-carpet? - Epirrhoe alternata Lépidoptère - Epirrhoe alternata
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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
Other Common Names
called Common Carpet in Europe
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epirrhoe alternata (Müller, 1764)
wingspan 23-25 mm
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:
holarctic: occurs throughout Eurasia; in North America, ranges across the northern US, plus every province and territory of Canada
meadows or grassy areas bordering woodlands
The main flight period is May to September.
larvae feed on bedstraw (Galium spp.)
Life Cycle
Larva; adult
See Also
Sharp-angled Carpet (Euphyia intermediata) Forewing subterminal area is drab or "washed out", and hindwing lacks gray and white banding.

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

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