Garden Carpet

Xanthorhoe fluctuata 

PhotoForewing Length: 13-16mm 

This greyish white moth has dark blackish bases to its forewings, which distinguishes it from most other carpets.
It is most similar to the Gallium Carpet in which thecentral crossbar is wholly dark.
In the Garden Carpet only the outside edge of the 
crossbar is dark. 

Flight Period
Two, sometimes three broods in the South, April to October. 

Larval Food plants
Garlic Mustard, Shepherd’s Purse, Nasturtium, Brassicas, Horse Radish, Hairy Bitter-cress. 

Gardens, allotments, rough ground in urban areas, but found in most habitats.