Geometridae: Larentiinae

1767 (ABH70.077) Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata (=Thera), (Hübner, [1822])

KR08354

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 8th July 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 8th July 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 7th October 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 7th October 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates amongst pine needles either on or below the food plant.

Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Corsican Pine (Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii var. corsicana)
Flying: One generation, July-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Found where its foodplant, Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) occurs.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in December 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 June to 13 December

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2