Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata

(Hübner, 1822) 1767 / 70.077
=Thera firmata

Davey, P., 2009: An occasionally local species in Britain, the larva feeding on scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). In Dorset, the moth is common wherever lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) and scots pine has been block-planted. Adult moths have been observed in every month between May and December; although the species is reputed to be univoltine in the UK between July and November, three broods are suggested from the records. The peak of the October generation is, on average, nearly twice as large as... 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: 13-16mm
Flight: July - November
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/11/201919SY98 Wareham
02/11/201919SY98 Wareham
31/10/201989SY98 Wareham
31/10/201929SY98 Wareham
31/10/201989SY98 Wareham

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