Carpet Moths

Green Carpet moth male
Green Carpet moth faded
Green Carpet Moth (Colostygia pectinataria) -- like all green moths, green when fresh (left above) but fades quickly (right above). Above are males with feathered antennae to better detect pheromones. Wingspan: 22-27 mm; UK flight time: May-Sep.
Green Carpet moth female
Green Carpet moth female
Green Carpet Moth (Colostygia pectinataria) -- daylight -- females with non-feathered antennae
Red-green Carpet moth
Red-green Carpet moth
Red-green Carpet Moth (Chloroclysta siterata) wingspan: 30-36 mm; UK flight time: Sep-Oct.; Apr-May.
Autumn Green Carpet moth Autumn Green Carpet Moth (Chloroclysta miata)
Wingspan: 34-40 mm. UK flight time: Sep-Oct; Mar-Apr.
Spruce Carpet moth Spruce Carpet Moth (Thera britannica)
Wingspan: 18-25 mm; UK flight time: May-Oct.
Grey Pine Carpet moth
Grey Pine Carpet moth
Grey Pine Carpet Moth (Thera obeliscata), not always grey and very similar to the related Pine Carpet Moth.
Wingspan: 28-36 mm; UK flight time: May-Oct.
Blue-bordered Carpet moth
Blue-bordered Carpet moth
Blue-bordered Carpet Moth (Plemyria rubiginata)
Wingspan: 22-28 mm; UK flight time: Jun-Aug.
Silver-ground Carpet moth
Silver-ground Carpet Moth (Xanthorhoe montanata)
Wingspan: 24-28 mm; UK flight time: May-Jul.