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70.079 ~ 1769 ~ Spruce Carpet ~ Thera britannica
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A very common and widespread species, found throughout the county in almost every month of the year.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-36mm.

Confusion species

Grey Pine Carpet and Pine Carpet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly coniferous woodland but also found in smaller numbers wherever the foodplant grows.


Many species of coniferous trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva autumn-May and late June-July. Pupates on or just under the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 23rd Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 14th Oct 2010, Morben ISAF