Carcina quercana

Alternative names
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)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map