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Epirrhoe galiata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Geometridae
Scientific name  Epirrhoe galiata
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Epirrhoe
Rank  Species
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Similar  Epirrhoe, Epirrhoe rivata, Xanthorhoe ferrugata, Xanthorhoe spadicearia, Epirrhoe tristata

Epirrhoe galiata, the galium carpet, is a moth of the Geometridae family.

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Subspecies

  • Epirrhoe galiata galiata
  • Epirrhoe galiata orientata (Staudinger, 1901)
  • Epirrhoe galiata eophanata (Krulikowski, 1906)
  • Description

    The wingspan of Epirrhoe galiata can reach about 28–32 mm. The forewing ground colour is pale grey, with a broad, darker bluish-grey central band.The forewings have also small dark grey or bluish-grey stains near the apex.The hindwings are pale whitish-grey and marked with fine crosslines.

    Biology

    There are two generations per year with adults on wing from May to September.

    The larvae feed on Galium species, including Galium verum and Galium boreale. Larvae can be found from June/July to September/October. Larva overwinters as a pupa.

    Distribution

    This species can be found from North Africa and western Europe to the Russian Far East.

    Habitat

    These moths prefer lime and chalk downland, sunny woodland fringes, dry meadows, grassy heathlands, glades, forest clearings, moorlands, sea-cliffs and xerophilous hillsides.

    References

    Epirrhoe galiata Wikipedia


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