Carcina quercana

    Alt Name
    Long-horned Flat-body

    Wingspan 16-22 mm. A smallish but brightly coloured moth with noticeably long antennae.

    Identification difficulty

    Well wooded areas

    When to see it

    July and August - it is nocturnal and comes to light.

    Life History

    The food plants are various deciduous trees, including Oak and Beech

    UK Status

    Occurring fairly frequently throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    31.001 BF658

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map