Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata

(Hübner, 1822) 1767 / 70.077
=Thera firmata

A fairly common and increasing resident.

A species of coniferous woodland.

Overwinters as an egg, adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 66 (47%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: July - November
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
15/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
09/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
05/10/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
04/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
04/10/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO33

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