Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Immature stages

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Grey Pine Carpet
Thera obeliscata
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Spruce Carpet
Thera britannica

(Turner H J, 1925) 1769 / 70.079
Norfolk status
Spruce plantations other coniferous woodland, heathland, grassland and gardens.
Can be hard to distinguish from Grey Pine Carpet, but is usually a bolder, better
marked insect and generally greyer in appearance than Grey Pine. Normally appears more variegated with the median band more fluted and normally edged narrowly with white.

Found throughout the British Isles, less common in Scotland and Ireland. Adult moths fly in two generations and come to light often in large numbers. The larvae feed on many coniferous trees, but mainly Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock, but also Scots Pine, Douglas Fir and Lawson's Cypress.

Recorded in 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
Grey Pine Carpet - Spruce Carpet comparison - Jon Clifton
Grey Pine Carpet - Spruce Carpet Comparison - Taken from Conifer Moths of the British Isles by J Clifton, J Wheeler 2012
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/10/2019227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
14/10/2019227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/10/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/10/2019127TG20 - Norwich
04/10/2019127TG20 - Norwich
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Forewing: 13-17mm
Season: Two Generations
May-July, Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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