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1768 ~ Grey Pine Carpet ~ Thera obeliscata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, although it has been recorded throughout most of the county in small numbers.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species

Spruce Carpet, Pine Carpet.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Coniferous woodland and gardens on many soil types.


Many species of coniferous trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva September-June and July-August. Pupates underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 26th Oct 2009, Commins Coch