Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata
Spruce Carpet
Thera britannica
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Grey Pine Carpet
Thera obeliscata

(Hübner, 1787) 1768 / 70.081

A common resident across the region.

A species of coniferous woodland, parkland and large gardens.

Note Causes much confusion with Spruce Carpet. Typically it is darker and the central band is narrower and darker. The outer white crossline is indistinct or absent. If in doubt take a photograph.

Recorded in 100 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: May - July, September - November
Foodplant:   Coniferous trees, Pine, Spruce, Cypress
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
10/11/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
05/11/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ71
30/10/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
26/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO33

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