Xanthorhoe montanata

walwyn Mon, 04/13/2009 - 17:17
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Silver-ground Carpet - Xanthorhoe montanata


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Xanthorhoe
Species: X. montanata

Common name: Silver-ground Carpet.

Wingspan: 29-33 mm.


This is a highly variable moth. The central band can vary in width, and can be split into two blotches. The colour can also vary from light grey to dark brown. See the Gallery for examples of variations.