Irish moths

Grey Pine Carpet

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Larentiinae

1768     *     Grey Pine Carpet     *     Thera obeliscata

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 28-36mm. Ground colour can be very variable

Flight time: Two generations, April-July and September-November
Habitat: Coniferous woodlands, parks, gardens

Larvae feed on a range of coniferous trees

Similar: Pine Carpet and Spruce Carpet

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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