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 98 (70%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/11/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO88
28/10/2019 to 30/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
21/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
10/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
04/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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