Geometroidea

Larentiinae

Imago
Genus
Xanthorhoe
Species
fluctuata
Author/Year
Linnaeus, 1758
English Vernacular
Garden Carpet
French Vernacular
Phalène ondée
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 27-31mm

Imago: Trivoltine, a common species that has been found in most habitats. Comes freely to light and may be disturbed during the day.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on many herbaceous plants, such as perennial wall rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia), garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and alyssum (Lobularia maritima)

Overwinter: As a pupa

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