Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul, Sep-Nov
Foodplant: Coniferous trees, Pine, Spruce, Cypress
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||651||957||297||1130||242|
|Number of individuals||627||1780||329||1893||343|
For the county, we have a total of 3277 records from 471 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Common almost everywhere that Scots pine grows in all five vice-counties. This species may be confused with T. firmata (Hubner) and T. britannica (Turner), but it is almost certainly the commonest of the three by far in Yorkshire.
2012 (CHF): The situation has altered since 1989 and Spruce Carpet is now the commonest of these three species having overtaken Grey Pine Carpet in 2004. Grey Pine Carpet is still well distributed across the county and numbers seem to be stable.