Irish moths

Spruce Carpet, Therea britannica

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Larentiinae

1769     *     Spruce Carpet     *     Therea britannica

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 18-25mm

Flight time: Two generations, April-July and August-November
Habitat: Coniferous woodlands, parks, gardens

Larval food plants: Coniferous trees

Similar: Grey Pine Carpet

Spruce Carpet, Therea britannica

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. June and September 2010

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