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70.082 ~ 1771 ~ Juniper Carpet ~ Thera juniperata
UK Status

Common. Most of Britain except for Wales and other western areas.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in Aberbechan in the south-east of the county.

Wingspan :   22-28mm

Confusion species

Spruce Carpet and Chestnut-coloured Carpet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wherever the food plant is found, especially in areas of limestone.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva mid July - early September. Pupates spun up in the needles, either on the tree or the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JP & MTT, Aberbechan 20th Oct 2016