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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata (Hübner, 1822)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1767 / 70.077
Photo © Lewis Lawes,  02/10/2012 - East Wretham

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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: July-Nov
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 47 (68%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/05/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
18/05/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/05/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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