Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Aug.
Foodplant: Scots Pine, Corsican Pine, Norway Spruce
|Year first recorded||1992||1900||1997||1998||2012|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2011||2012|
|Number of records||91||11||61||11||1|
|Number of individuals||96||10||91||10||1|
For the county, we have a total of 175 records from 72 sites. First recorded in 1900.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1904). A single specimen was taken in a garden at Linthorpe, Middlesbrough (VC62) in 1900. It may well have come in by ship from the south of the country or the continent.
Beaumont, 2002: The regularity of records since the mid-1990s suggests that this moth is now resident in the County.
VC61. Spurn, 30.6.1992, 29.7.1995, 8 & 9.8.1996, 12.7.2000 (BRS); Allerthorpe Common, 14.8.1996, 15.7.2000 (ASE); Kilnsea, 7.7.1999 (DPB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Rossington, 29.7.1997, 8.8.1997, three 12-24.7.1999, 14.7 & 23.8.2000 (RIH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Hillam, 21.7.1998; near Selby, 27.7.1998 (PGT). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): This species has been gradually moving north-west and numbers have been building up in the last ten years. A wave of expansion took the moth as far as the Ripon area in 2005 then it seemed to contract back, with a further expansion in 2010. 2011 was a poor year with only five reported.