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Cypress Carpet
Thera cupressata (Geyer, 1831)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1771a / 70.083
Photo © Ian Esland,  Whitchurch 2017

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Juniper Carpet
Thera juniperata
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant/Resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Recent arrival, now frequent in the southeast of the region and spreading northwards. Occurs in urban areas and other situations.

Recorded in 33 (42%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/11/2022122SU76 - Shinfield / Finchampstead
14/11/2022122SU88 - Marlow, Maidenhead
14/11/2022122SU88 - Marlow, Maidenhead
12/11/2022224TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
11/11/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
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