Thera britannica - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 5 June 2011
Thera britannica Adult


© Robin Howard

Thera britannica Turner, 1925

Spruce Carpet
La Phalène anglaise

Wingspan: 28-35mm

A bivoltine species flying in May and June and again from July to September. It is attracted to mv light and has been recorded from all the Las Descargues traps and those in or near the conifer plantations of the plateau.

The larva feeds on various coniferous species overwintering as small larva before pupating underground in spring.