Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata

(Hübner, 1822) 1767 / 70.077
=Thera firmata
Photo © Paul Kipling, 21 Aug 2009,  NZ20 Richmond, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A very local species in Yorkshire, and except for a few wanderers only recorded from areas with reasonable sized pine woods or possibly old Scots pine.

2012 (CHF): Records of this species have increased in the last ten years and there are scattered records all over the county. It can be locally common at times if traps are set in pine plantations for example 104 to light at Ellington Banks in September 2009.

Recorded in 106 (53%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: July - November
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/2022163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
13/10/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
03/10/2022164SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
03/10/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
28/09/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
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