Xanthorhoe biriviata

Xanthorhoe biriviata, the balsam carpet, is a moth of the genus Xanthorhoe in the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Moritz Balthasar Borkhausen in 1794. It is found "widespread in Europe and temperate Asia. In southern Europe the distribution is restricted only locally to the mountain(s)."[1]

Balsam carpet
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X. biriviata
Binomial name
Xanthorhoe biriviata
(Borkhausen, 1794)
Caterpillars in three different colour variants

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  1. ^ "Xanthorhoe biriviata (Borkhausen, 1794)". Lepidoptera and Their Ecology. Retrieved 17 December 2017.

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