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



Las Descargues, 22 October 2009
Thera obeliscata Adult


© Robin Howard

Thera obeliscata (Hübner, 1787)

Grey Pine Carpet
Corythée sobre

Wingspan: 28-34mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in May and June and again from August to October when it is an infrequent visitor to light at Las Descargues. A species of coniferous woodland easily flushed during the day from lower branches.

The larva feeds on various species of conifer, overwinters almost fully fed before pupating underground in spring.