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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-mid Jul.

Forewing: 7mm.

Foodplant: Scots Pine.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20141883198619612013
Year last recorded20142014201420132013
Number of records1151481
Number of individuals11829111
Unique positions111881
Unique locations111881
Adult records1151381
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 39 records from 29 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.251 Epinotia rubiginosana 04
© Ian Marshall, 10 Jul 2015
49.251 Epinotia rubiginosana 03
© Damian Money
49.251 Epinotia rubiginosana 02
© Damian Money
49.251 Epinotia rubiginosana 01
© Terry Box, 25 Jun 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and generally uncommon.

Argus 69, 2013: This pine feeding moth is not uncommon in vice-counties 62 to 64 but remains unrecorded in VC61.
VC65. Nosterfield LNR, 5.7.2013 (HEB, CHF, JCW et al.). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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