Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lodgepole Pine
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||214||420||106||633||76|
|Number of individuals||175||538||110||993||167|
For the county, we have a total of 1449 records from 375 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously rather local. This species has either become much more common in recent years, or an increase in the use of light traps has altered its apparent status in the County. Now widely recorded in all five vice-counties at most sites where light traps are run regularly, even where pine is confined to specimen trees in gardens.
2012 (CHF): Doing well in most parts of the county but less common in the south and east. Can be locally common in pine woods eg 38 at Ellington Banks on 22.7.2005.