Geometridae : Larentiinae

Photo © Jim Swalwell,  NMS meeting, Holkham, 18/6/16

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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata

(Hübner, 1822) 70.077/1767
=Thera firmata
Norfolk status
Found where its foodplant, Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) occurs. Reasonably common throughout much of the British Isles.

Adult moths come to light, often in large numbers. The larvae hatch in the autumn, overwinter, and continue to feed in the spring.

Diagnostic acute angle on the inner edge of the median band.

Recorded in 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/2016128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/10/2016128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/10/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/10/2016128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
28/10/2016128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 13-16mm
Season: July-Nov
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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