Silver-ground Carpet

Xanthorhoe montanataPhotoForewing Length: 14-17mm 

This white moth has an irregular darker cross band. The thickness of the cross band can vary and in some individuals it is not continuous but forms a series of blotches. The hindwings are whitish and fairly plain. 

Flight Period
One generation, mid-May to July 

Larval Food plants
Hedge Bedstraw, Cleavers, Primrose. 

Woodland rides, hedgerows, chalk downland, gardens. 

Wiltshire Status
Common and widely distributed.