Carcina quercana
Carcina quercana
Pupa • pupa in larval web under Pyrus leaf. June • © Ian Smith

31.001 BF658

Carcina quercana

(Fabricius, 1775)

Wingspan 16-22 mm.

A smallish, but brightly coloured moth, with noticeably long antennae.

Occurring throughout Britain, and flying in July and August, it is nocturnal and comes to light.

The foodplants are various deciduous trees, including oak (Quercus) and beech (Fagus).
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