Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
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Geometridae » Larentiinae
A grey or greyish white moth. Central cross band on forewing blackish in leading half usually pale in trailing half. The central band is usually incomplete appearing as a dark-coloured patch at the costal edge of each forewing. There is also a dark-coloured basal patch and a broken line around the peripheral edge of the forewing.
Key Identification Features:
Central band is usually incomplete
Dark patches near the apex of the forewing
Dark basal patch, which extends across the thorax
Continuously-brooded during the summer months April - September, when adults and larvae can be found .The larvae feed on a range of cruciferous plants such as Garlic Mustard
The larvae feed on a range of cruciferous plants.