Dusky Carpet Tephronia sepiaria
Dusky Carpet Tephronia sepiaria
Adult • La Brenne, France • ©

(B67) BF1953
Dusky Carpet Tephronia sepiaria

(Hufnagel, 1767)

[Synonyms: cremiaria]
Wingspan c. 20mm.

Occurring naturally in central and southern Europe, this species has reputedly been recorded just once in the British Isles, with a record from South Wales in the 19th Century.

Abroad, it occurs in deciduous and mixed woodland, where the larvae feed on lichens.

Adults fly between May and August.
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