Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Juniper Carpet
Thera juniperata
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Thera cupressata
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Chestnut-coloured Carpet
Thera cognata

(Thunberg, 1792) 1770 / 70.078
Norfolk status
Non-Norfolk Species
Unlikely to be recorded in Norfolk.

Nationally Scarce but widely distributed in Scotland in suitable habitat where the foodplant can be found, including moorland, wooded hillsides and rocky outcrops, often in coastal locations. Widespread records from western Ireland, elsewhere found very locally, mainly in northern England.

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Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: July-August
Foodplant:   Juniper
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:
 Immature Adult
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