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Carpet Moths

Carpet Moths, a number of moths of the group known as the Geometers. The popular name is derived from the beautifully-marked patterns on the wings. The common Carpet Moth (Melanippe subcristata) and the Garden Carpet Moth (M. fluctuata), are two of the best-known British species. The rarer Melanthia albicillata is perhaps the most beautiful.