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70.077 ~ 1767 ~ Pine Carpet ~ Pennithera firmata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Quite an uncommon species, but found throughout the county, especially in the east.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-34mm.

Confusion species

Grey Pine Carpet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Coniferous woodland, especially in sandy areas.


Scots pine and Corsican pine.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg or a very small larva on the foodplant. Larva autumn-July. Pupates among the pine needles.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 21st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 24th Sept 2011, Commins Coch