Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-May.
Foodplant: Scots Pine, Corsican Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Larch
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2015||2014||2014||2015||2014|
|Number of records||183||256||132||330||58|
|Number of individuals||176||315||113||558||65|
For the county, we have a total of 959 records from 294 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species is a serious pest of conifer plantations in parts of northern Britain (Skinner, 1984). However, in Yorkshire it is quite local and may have declined slightly overall. It is probably well established in many areas with pine but is generally only recorded in small numbers.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county except for the north west and quite common in pine woods eg 30 at Ellington Banks on 9.4.2004 though it is said not to come strongly to light. It feeds at sallow catkins along with the Orthosia species. Numbers seem to be doing well in the county.