Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Pennithera firmata Hübner, [1822]
Pine Carpet

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.077

First recorded on North Uist in 2010, although previously recorded on Lewis. It's rare status on the islands is probably associated with the lack of suitable habitat. Active from July to November

On the mainland the larvae feed on Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris but here, the larvae are probably using Lodgepole Pine Pinus contorta latifolia

Pennithera firmata
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