Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Childswickham VC33. 16/05/2015

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Juniper Carpet
Thera juniperata
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Cypress Carpet
Thera cupressata

(Geyer, 1831) 1771a / 70.083

An uncommon but fast spreading species in the south of the region.

A species of parks and gardens.

Can be found at rest on its foodplant at night and is attracted to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 12 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June - July, October -November
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant/Resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
27/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
17/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
23/05/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
30/12/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO95

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