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31.001 ~ 0658 ~ Carcina quercana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and can be abundant in England and Wales. Also found in lower densities in a few areas of Scotland

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-19mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, hedgerows and gardens.


Many species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on food source. Larva hides under a flat silken web formed along the midrib, feeds beneath the leaf. Pupates in a silken web under the leaf.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 22nd July 2009, Llanfyllin