The Moths of Suffolk
1794 Sharp-angled Carpet, Euphyia unangulata, (Haworth, 1809)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Heathland, grassland, woodland, fens, scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to August

Larval foodplants : Not known in the wild

Morley's Final Catalogue : Broadly distributed, but rarely in considerable numbers. Bentley; Ipswich in 1893 (Pyett) and Barren Heath there in July 1893 (Mly); Blythburgh (Gd), Southwold in 1933 (Wlr); abundant at Aldeburgh in 1890 (Crtw); Lowestoft; Bradwell (Lockyer, Ent. 1879, 294). Brandeston; Needham; Tuddenham Fen in June 1900.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 27-30mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCommon Carpet, Epirrhoe alternata
Wood Carpet, Epirrhoe rivata
White-banded Carpet, Spargania luctuata
Cloaked Carpet, Euphyia biangulata

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Ramparts Field, Suffolk (10.viii.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (28.vii.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (24.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman