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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Scots Pine.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831932198420072001
Year last recorded20142014201320142014
Number of records14810324
Number of individuals19910225
Unique positions114922
Unique locations114922
Adult records14810324
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 59 records from 28 sites. First recorded in 1932.


49.180 Piniphila bifasciana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.180 Piniphila bifasciana 03
© David Ashton, 13 July 2014
49.180 Piniphila bifasciana 02
© Damian Money
49.180 Piniphila bifasciana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 7 Jul 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded more widely in recent years.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 7 & 30.7.2001, annually since (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 54, 2007:
VC64. Ellington Banks MoD, 24.8.2007 (CHF, JCW, DB). NEW VICE COUNTY RECORD.


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