Banded Pine Carpet Pungeleria capreolaria
Banded Pine Carpet Pungeleria capreolaria
Larva • © Roy Leverton

70.248 BF1962b
Banded Pine Carpet Pungeleria capreolaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 30-38mm.

The first British records of this European species were in 2014 when four individuals turned up in various localities in Sussex, Kent and the Isle of Wight. Since then a small number of additional records have been encountered in southern counties.

Abroad, the species is found in southern and central/eastern Europe, occupying coniferous forests.

The larvae feed from autumn and through the winter on Silver Fir (Abies alba) and Norway Spruce (Picea abies).

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