Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Adult • Littleborough, Lancashire • © Ian Kimber

70.049 BF1728
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 18-25 mm.

A common species throughout the British Isles, this moth shows a preference for suburban habitats, but can be found almost anywhere.

It is continuously-brooded during the summer months from April through to September, and adults and larvae could be found in any of these months.

The larvae feed on a range of cruciferous plants.
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