Thera variata

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Spruce carpet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Thera
Species: T. variata
Binomial name
Thera variata
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Thera variata, the spruce carpet, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe, North Asia and Japan. The common name spruce carpet is also used when referring to Thera britannica.

The length of the forewings is 13–17 mm. The moth flies in two generations from mid April to mid October [1].

The larva feeds on spruce and other Pinophyta.


  1. ^ The flight season refers to Belgium and The Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.

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