Petej's picture

What is this one please?

Observed: 11th May 2008 By: PetejPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in Invertebrates
Possible Wood Carpet
Description:

I have had this moth in my unidentified file since taking it and would welcome views about what it is

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) interacts

Comments

Petej's picture

Carpets

Thanks Chris

I think you are probably right about it being a Common Carpet. I need to get my Wood and Common Carpets sorted out as they still cause me confusion.

Pete

chrisbrooks's picture

Wood / Carpet

Hi Pete, as I understand it (and this is probably rather simplified) the white band is the clue. If no dark line within its a Wood, if there is a dark line its a Common. All that said I expect they are variable just to confuse matters. Regards Chris.