Irish moths

Broken-barred Carpet, Electrophaes corylata

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Larentiinae

1773     *     Broken-barred Carpet     *     Electrophaes corylata

Locally common
Wingspan: 22-30mm

Flight time: May-July
Habitat: Woods, hedgerows, scrubby areas

Larvae feed on the leaves of deciduous trees, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Birch and Oak

Similar: Water Carpet

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. June 2010

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