Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana


Family Peleopodidae » Carcina quercana (Fabricius, 1775) 31.001 (BF658)
Forewing length 8-10 mm. This is a fairly colourful moth with very long antennae, and is also called the Oak Long-horn. It can be quite variable in its patterning. The larva feeds on various trees and shrubs, including oaks and beeches. The adult flies July to August, and can be seen in deciduous woodland, hedgerows and gardens. Common and widespread.


Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana

Attracted to moth trap, back garden, South Staffordshire. 8th July 2017. Photos © Peter Hillman. Species identification confirmed and recorded by an expert from iRecord.