Chestnut-coloured Carpet Thera cognata
Chestnut-coloured Carpet Thera cognata
Adult • Scotland, ex. pupa • © Paul Harris

70.078 BF1770
Chestnut-coloured Carpet Thera cognata

(Thunberg, 1792)


Wingspan 26-30 mm.

Sporadically distributed mainly along the western coasts of Britain, this species occupies sea-cliffs and limestone downland, and dry grassy areas.

The larvae feed on juniper (Juniperus) and the adults fly in a single generation in July and August.
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