Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Similar West Midlands Species
Grey Pine Carpet
Thera obeliscata
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Spruce Carpet
Thera britannica

(Turner H J, 1925) 1769 / 70.079

A common resident across the region.

A species of coniferous woodland but also in parkland and larger gardens.

Overwinters as a larva, comes readily to light.

Note Causes much confusion with Grey Pine Carpet. Typically the central dark band is wider and with larger "lozenges". The outer white crossline is more distinct. If in doubt take a photograph.

Recorded in 101 (72%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: May - July, September - November
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
28/11/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
25/11/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
24/11/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
21/11/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
17/11/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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