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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