Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Juniper Carpet
Thera juniperata
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Cypress Carpet
Thera cupressata

(Geyer, 1831) 1771a / 70.083

Davey, P., 2009: A recent colonist of southern England, first recorded in Sussex in September 1984 and in the Channel Islands the following year, the larva feeding on monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa). In Dorset, the species was first recorded at Studland and at St Ives in late October 1988. The following year, eighteen moths were trapped at Durlston. Since this time the moth has spread west and north. By 1992 it had reached Portland, and by 1994, West Bexington. It was found at Preston,... Read More

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

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
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/11/201919SY78 Broadmayne
23/11/201919SZ07 Swanage
09/11/201919SY98 Wareham
05/11/201919SY98 Wareham
05/11/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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