© Robin Howard
Thera obeliscata (Hübner, 1787)
Grey Pine Carpet
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.