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

(Turner H J, 1925) 1769 / 70.079

Davey, P., 2009: A species found over much of Britain, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on norway spruce (Picea abies), sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and western hemlock-spruce (Tsuga heterophylla). In Dorset, the moth is common in spruce and fir plantation. The moth is bivoltine with two brood cycles paralleling those of the Grey Pine Carpet1768. The length of time between the peaks of a given cycle is roughly one hundred and twenty-nine days. The... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: May - July, September - November
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/11/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
26/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
25/10/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
24/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
23/10/201919SY49 Bridport

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