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Spruce Carpet
Thera britannica (Turner H J, 1925)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1769 / 70.079
Photo © John Thacker,  Harwell 3.11.18 (Scale mm)

Similar Upper Thames Species
Grey Pine Carpet
Thera obeliscata
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Widespread and common across the region, in woodland, plantations and other habitats.

Recorded in 64 (82%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/11/2022123SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
11/11/2022124SU99 - Amersham, Beaconsfield
10/11/2022124SU88 - Marlow, Maidenhead
09/11/2022124SU99 - Amersham, Beaconsfield
31/10/2022122SU56 - Thatcham / Aldermaston
Further info: Thera britannica
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