Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Halesowen, VC37. October 30th 2004.

Similar West Midlands Species
Spruce Carpet
Thera britannica
Cypress Carpet
Thera cupressata
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Juniper Carpet
Thera juniperata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1771 / 70.082

Fairly common resident across the region.

Found in suburban and urban areas.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults can be found resting ion the foodplant and come readily to light.

Note resembles Spruce Carpet but wings are more pointed and it has a distinctive diagonal dash at the wing tip.

Recorded in 39 (28%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Junipers
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
24/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
05/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
04/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
04/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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