Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Immature stages

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Juniper Carpet
Thera juniperata
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Cypress Carpet
Thera cupressata

(Geyer, 1831) 1771a / 70.083

Norfolk status
Migrant / Recent colonist.

Recent colonist, 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)

Larvae first recorded in 2024 at Walpole Highway (S. West)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 17 (23%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
17/06/2024127TG42Eccles
17/06/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
16/06/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
15/06/2024228TF51Walpole Highway
14/06/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
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Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: Two Generations
June - July, Oct -Nov
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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