Epirrhoe rivata

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Wood carpet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Epirrhoe
Species: E. rivata
Binomial name
Epirrhoe rivata
(Hübner, 1813)

Epirrhoe rivata, the wood carpet, is a moth of the genus Epirrhoe in the family Geometridae. It is widespread in Europe, ranging to Armenia in the south.

The wingspan is 28–34 mm. Adults are normally on wing from April to June in one generation, but in some areas a second generation with adults on wing from July to September may occur.

The larvae feed on the leaves of Galium species. The species overwinters in the pupal stage. It may overwinter twice.


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