Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Juniper Carpet
Thera juniperata
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Cypress Carpet
Thera cupressata

(Geyer, 1831) 1771a / 70.083

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not known from the county in Morley's time. First UK record was in 1984.

Recent Suffolk Status: Recent colonist. First Suffolk record was in 2010, at Landguard, Felixstowe (N. Odin). Colonized the county from 2014 onwards and is becoming fairly widespread along the coast and Sandlings. Still spreading inland into the west of the county.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: Juniper carpet has a dark streak running from the forewing tip rather than a series of black dashes.

Habitat: Gardens.

Recorded in 28 (48%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2010.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/07/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
28/06/2024225TM59 - Lowestoft
27/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
17/06/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: Two Generations
June - July, Oct -Nov
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant/Resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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