Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata

(Hübner, 1822) 1767 / 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 46 (67%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/10/2019327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/10/2019528TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
13/10/2019527TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/10/2019727TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
10/10/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Forewing: 13-16mm
Season: July-Nov
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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