Geometridae: Larentiinae

1768 (ABH70.081) Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscata, (Hübner, [1787])

KR08356

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Grey Pine Carpet
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 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
Storrington, West Sussex, 7th October 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 7th October 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap. Female.
Storrington, West Sussex, 21st April 2018. 20w wemlite trap. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-17mm.
Foodplant(s): coniferous trees
Flying: Two generations, May-July and September-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Coniferous woodland and heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 63 (23.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 April to 21 November

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Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
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Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Spruce Carpet Thera britannica


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