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Pennithera firmata (Hübner, [1822])

Pine Carpet
70.0770 (B&F: 1767)
Previously:Thera firmata (Hübner, 1822)

Synonym(s):
Pennithera firmaria (Doubleday, [1849])


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Larentiinae
        »Tribe: Cidariini

A resident species, usually occurring singly or sparingly, but sometimes fairly common at mv light on pine-clad heaths and amongst evergreen plantations. Well distributed except in central southern parts, but very local and irregular in numbers. Double-brooded, in overlapping flights mainly from mid-June to late August and from late September to late October. Larvae feed on Scots pine. (Pratt, 2011)

Thera firmata (Hübner, 1822)
Battle, 13 x 2018
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Thera firmata (Hübner, 1822)
Ferring, 08 10 2019
Photo: Dave Jones
Thera firmata (Hübner, 1822)
Warnham LNR, 10 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Thera firmata (Hübner, 1822)
Lindfield, 01 vi 2012
Photo: Bob Foreman
Thera firmata (Hübner, 1822)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Thera firmata (Hübner, 1822)
Ripe, 8 vii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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