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White-banded toothed carpet (<em>Epirrhoe alternata</em>) #7394
21-JUN-2009 Christine Hanrahan

White-banded toothed carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) #7394

Larose Forest

Despite the name, this pretty Geometrid moth does not have anything to do with your carpets. The species is found in Eurasis (called Common Carpet in Europe) and throughout North America. Wingspan is approximately 25mm. In Europe, the larvae apparently feed on the Galium species (Bedstraws), and the same seems to be true here according to information in "Les Papillons du Quebec" by Louis Handfield.

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
1/320s f/5.7 at 100.0mm iso100 full exif

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J. Scott Coile03-Mar-2012 19:44
Nice detail from this petite subject.
Mildred Alpern03-Mar-2012 18:00
like a lovely fan, with wing blots exactly the same.
Joanne Kamo03-Mar-2012 15:45
Fabulous patterning in a gorgeous setting!
Jim Coffman03-Mar-2012 15:44
A very nice closeup,Christine!
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