Thera variata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Thera variata: Adult (Schwäbisch Gmünd, September 2011, at the window) [M]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives primarily on silver fir (Abies alba), but according to literature also on spruce (Picea abies).

Thera variata inhabits coniferous forests.

Life cycle:
The caterpillar overwinters (maybe also the pupa?). The moths fly from mid-April to mid-October, usually in two generations.

Thera variata is widespread in Europe (except UK).

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