Green Carpet

Colostygia pectinataria

Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria

A beautiful green coloured carpet moth when fresh, but fades rather quickly and becomes duller. Wingspan 22 to 27mm.

Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria

The caterpillars feed on Bedstraws.

Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria

The adults are seen May to July, August to September.

Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria

Found in most habitats, including gardens. Attracted to light, and may also be seen during the day. A common and widespread species.


June 2011, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2011.

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