Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Grey Pine Carpet
Thera obeliscata

(Hübner, 1787) 1768 / 70.081

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), spruce (Picea spp.) and fir (Abies spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant in conifer plantation. The moth is bivoltine with two double-brood cycles suspected in May and September, and again in late June and October. The length of time between the peaks of a given cycle is roughly one hundred and eighteen days. The peak of the autumn generations is, on average, six times larger than... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) 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:   Coniferous trees, Pine, Spruce, Cypress
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
24/11/201919SY98 Wareham
23/11/201979SY98 Wareham
22/11/201919SY98 Wareham
20/11/201919SY98 Wareham
20/11/201919ST61 Sherborne

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