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Cypress Carpet
Thera cupressata (Geyer, 1831)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1771a / 70.083
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Childswickham VC33. 20/06/2016

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Juniper Carpet
Thera juniperata
Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June - July, October -November
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant/Resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

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 12 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
27/09/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
17/06/2022137SO77 - Wyre Forest
23/05/2022137SP04 - Evesham
30/12/2021137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
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