1727 Silver Groumd Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata)

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Family Geometridae : Larentiinae

Wingspan 24- 28 mm.

Flight Period. Adults fly from May into July

Description

Exhibits a range of differing colour depths , all forms have the distinct whitish ground colour The larval food are Low plants, such as bedstraw (Galium) Adults fly from May into July, and is often exposed during the day from low vegetation in woodlands, clearings and similar habitats when disturbed.

 

 

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