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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Norway Spruce.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1929194119972015
Year last recorded2012201020022015
Number of records2321
Number of individuals21201
Unique positions2321
Unique locations2321
Adult records2321
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1929.


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© Graham Feathestone

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Langsett, fairly common, 9.4.1997 (JDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010: This should be a common moth in spruce plantations in April but there have been very few records in recent years.


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