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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata (Hübner, 1822)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1767 / 70.077
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Bacton Wood, Norfolk.

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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June-Nov
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB 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 49 (66%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2022127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
30/07/2022127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
16/07/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
05/07/2022+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
28/06/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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