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Cypress Carpet
Thera cupressata (Geyer, 1831)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1771a / 70.083
Photo © Stephen Smith,  MV, cloud & rain, light s-se breeze. Trapped at Cantley on 09/11/2020

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Juniper Carpet
Thera juniperata
Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: Two Generations
June - July, Oct -Nov
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Migrant.

Resident and suspected immigrant, first recorded at Walberton, West Sussex in November 1984, this species has since become increasingly common in parts of southern England. Now established along the south coast, Essex and Suffolk (first recorded in 2010).

Recorded at Bradwell, Norfolk (VC25 Suffolk) in 2011. (Keith Knights, 04/10/11)
New for Norfolk in 2016 at Sheringham (G&J Dunmore, 15/10/16)
New for VC28 in 2018 at Great Cressingham (C. McGaw, 11/10/18)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/2021128TF51 - Tilney/Wiggenhall
09/11/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/07/2021127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
26/06/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
11/10/2018128TF80 - Swaffham
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