Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pine Carpet
Pennithera firmata

(Hübner, 1822) 1767 / 70.077
=Thera firmata

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.

Characteristic acute angle on the inner edge of the median band.

Recorded in 53 (72%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
31/10/2023227TG33Ridlington
25/10/2023128TL79Mundford
24/10/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
24/10/2023127TG41Filby
23/10/2023128TF70Cockley Cley
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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
 Immature Adult

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