Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Grey Pine Carpet
Thera obeliscata
Spruce Carpet
Thera britannica
 
Pine Carpet
1767 Pennithera firmata
(Hübner, 1822) 70.077
=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 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2013.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/2013128TF91 - Dereham
16/10/2013928TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
16/10/2013127TG33 - Bacton
15/10/2013128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
15/10/2013428TF62 - King's Lynn/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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