Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata
Spruce Carpet
Thera britannica
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Grey Pine Carpet
Thera obeliscata

(Hübner, 1787) 1768 / 70.081

Morley's Final Catalogue: Probably general, but much mixed with the last. Fritton (Mly), Beccles in 1933 (Mr), St Olaves in Herringfleet during June 1928 (D). Icklingham (Wiltshire).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common in the Sandlings and Brecks with scattered records elsewhere.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: See Spruce carpet and Pine carpet.

Habitat: Heathland, Pine plantations, gardens.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1928.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/11/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
31/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
31/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
30/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
30/10/2023325TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: Two Generations
May-July, Sept-Nov
Foodplant:   Coniferous trees, Pine, Spruce, Cypress
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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