Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation Apr-May.
Foodplant: Scots Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Larch
|Year first recorded||1904||1857||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2013||2013||2006||2014||2014|
|Number of records||17||24||8||41||17|
|Number of individuals||11||21||6||43||15|
For the county, we have a total of 107 records from 64 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A very local moth which is dependent on pine. There are few recent records.
2012 (CHF): Recent records from all five vice-counties and this species is not uncommon if traps are set in pine woodland in May and June. Fairly distinctive and often has a distinctive posture with the wings "swept back".