Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Michael Southall,  Norchard,Worcs, 8/11/2020

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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 8 (6%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June - July, October -November
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress
Nat Status: Immigrant/Resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
14/11/20182VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
13/10/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO73
26/06/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
17/06/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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