70.082 .... B&F 1771
Juniper Carpet Thera juniperata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Formerly restricted to a small number of localities in the UK, but has undergone a huge expansion of range through the planting of ornamental Junipers in gardens. Probably a frequently trapped moth in many urban areas across Nottinghamshire, but there are also records from moreBudby South Forest.
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Photographed at Market Warsop October 2014
 
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Early stages                            
2nd-instar larva on ornamental Juniper Juniperus squamata. Photographed at Lambley Trinity Church June 2023.
 
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3rd-instar larva on Juniper Juniperus squamata. Photographed at Lambley Trinity Church June 2023.
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Juniper Carpet
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. David Hursthouse. Sean Tobin. Dave Morton. Robert and Jill Carlyle. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Steven Chick. Barry Lygo. Graham Birkett. Tom Shields. Andy Adcock.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated December 2022

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