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Silver Ground 5407

1727 Silver-ground Carpet Moth Xanthorhoe montanata Family Geometridae


Wingspan 24 - 28 mm.


Phenology Adults Fly May into July


Description wide range of differing colour depth , although all forms have distinctive whitish ground colour.Mainly a night flier attracted to light but can be disturbed during the day


Habitat Low vegetation in woodlands, clearings and similar habitat


Larvae : Low plants, such as bedstraw (Galium) are the food plants of the larval stage

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Taken on May 19, 2011