70.077 .... B&F 1767
Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata (Hübner, 1822) .... Formerly known as Thera firmata
Status .....Common around the Pine forested areas of Sherwood Forest, where it can turn up at MV light in large numbers. Should be common around the Mansfield area of Nottinghamshire, where commercial forestry has no doubt aided this moth's local range.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP September 2010   Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP September 2009
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pine Carpet
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sean Tobin. David Hursthouse. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Martin Gray. Melanie Newman. NBGRC. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results).

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Updated January 2021

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