Galium Carpet Epirrhoe galiata
Galium Carpet Epirrhoe galiata
Adult • Bere Alston, Devon • © Ian Kimber

70.063 BF1740

Galium Carpet Epirrhoe galiata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 28-32 mm.

Another bedstraw (Galium) feeding species, this moth is to be found on lime and chalk downland, grassy heathland and sea-cliffs. It has a preference for coastal sites, but is also found inland.

It occurs throughout England and Wales, though locally, and is scarcer in Ireland and Scotland.

In the south there are two generations, whereas further north there is generally only one, but the adults are on the wing mainly between June and August.
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