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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Nov.

Forewing: 13-16mm

Foodplant: Scots Pine, Corsican Pine

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records491586518354
Number of individuals372145940476
Unique positions2442256512
Unique locations2540266911
Adult records461506017152
Immature records03001

For the county, we have a total of 509 records from 171 sites. First recorded in 1880.


70.077 Pine Carpet 03
© Nick Lawman
70.077 Pine Carpet 02
© Paul Kipling, 21 Aug 2009
70.077 Pine Carpet 01
© Terry Box, 2 Sep 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A very local species in Yorkshire, and except for a few wanderers only recorded from areas with reasonable sized pine woods or possibly old Scots pine.

2012 (CHF): Records of this species have increased in the last ten years and there are scattered records all over the county. It can be locally common at times if traps are set in pine plantations for example 104 to light at Ellington Banks in September 2009.

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