Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
|Year first recorded||1939||1983||1939|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||309||69||756|
|Number of individuals||578||469||2094|
For the region, we have a total of 756 records from 188 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1939.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding on scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and other pine species. In Dorset, this predominantly day flying moth is locally common among scots pine across the Poole Basin and in localities where lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) has been block planted, again across the Poole Basin and elsewhere in localities such as Black Down and Stubhampton Bottom. The following singletons trapped at light in coastal localities well away from pine habitat suggest occasional medium range dispersal: Scar Bank, on 23 June 1939 (A Russell), West Bexington, on 1 July 1994, 30 June 1995 (R Eden), Portland, on 14 July 1996 (M Cade), St Albans Head, on 31 May 1992 (P Davey).