Geometridae: Larentiinae

1771 (ABH70.082) Juniper Carpet Thera juniperata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in needles on or below the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 11-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Flying: One generation, September-early November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Anywhere where juniper grows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 13 (4.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 October to 13 November

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, yellow, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2