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