Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Entephria caesiata [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Grey Mountain Carpet

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.072

A rather scarce moth which inhabits mountains and moorland where it flies during July - August

The caterpillars feed upon heathers Calluna and Erica species, also bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus

Entephria caesiata
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