Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Grey Pine Carpet
Thera obeliscata

(Hübner, 1787) 1768 / 70.081
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Killin Scotland

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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata
Spruce Carpet
Thera britannica
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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Common almost everywhere that Scots pine grows in all five vice-counties. This species may be confused with T. firmata (Hubner) and T. britannica (Turner), but it is almost certainly the commonest of the three by far in Yorkshire.

2012 (CHF): The situation has altered since 1989 and Spruce Carpet is now the commonest of these three species having overtaken Grey Pine Carpet in 2004. Grey Pine Carpet is still well distributed across the county and numbers seem to be stable.

Recorded in 149 (75%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: May - July, September - November
Foodplant:   Coniferous trees including pines, spruces, and cypresses
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
11/11/2022162SE58 - Rievaulx
11/11/2022162SE65 - York (E)
10/11/2022162SE68 - Helmsley
31/10/2022162SE65 - York (E)
31/10/2022162NZ61 - Guisborough
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