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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Sep, peak in Jul.

Forewing: 14-17mm.

Foodplant: Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Corsican Pine, Sitka Spruce

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records12449610526548
Number of individuals807067536987
Unique positions611306710316
Unique locations601316910213
Adult records1134628324747
Immature records13001

For the county, we have a total of 1038 records from 375 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.214 Tawny-barred Angle 06
© Andy Nunn
70.214 Tawny-barred Angle 02 underside
© Tony Moverley, 8 Jul 2013
70.214 Tawny-barred Angle 04
© Tony Moverley, 8 Jul 2013
70.214 Tawny-barred Angle 03
© Damian Money
70.214 Tawny-barred Angle 01 f. nigrifulvata
© Terry Box, 4 Jul 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed in pine plantations. The melanic form, f.nigrofulvata (Collins), is often found.

2012 (CHF): Still fairly widespread in areas with conifers and sometimes coming to gardens.

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