Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Halesowen VC37. 18th October 2021.

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Thera britannica
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Juniper Carpet
Thera juniperata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1771 / 70.082

Fairly common resident, especially in the east of the region.

Found in suburban and urban areas where it breeds on garden Juniper etc.

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 47 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Junipers
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
09/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
01/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
31/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
31/10/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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