Irish moths

Red-green Carpet, Chloroclysta siterata

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Larentiinae

1760     *     Red-green Carpet     *     Chloroclysta siterata

Locally common
Wingspan: 30-36mm

Flight time: September-November, March-May. Hibernates during winter
Habitat: Woodlands, hedgerows

Larval food plants: Mainly Oak, also recorded from Rowan and other deciduous trees

Similar: Autumn Green Carpet

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. September and October 2010

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