Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation mid Apr-Jun.
Foodplant: Scots Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Larch.
|Year first recorded||1979||1985||1979|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||100||24||248|
|Number of individuals||143||26||338|
For the region, we have a total of 248 records from 74 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1979.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A general distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on the buds and fresh shoots of scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). In Dorset, the moth is locally common on sandy soil amongst scots pine woods. Scots pine either block-planted or in scattered communities away from heathland also harbours the species, for example at Stubhampton Bottom and at Fontmell Down in north Dorset. Diagnostics include: pointed apex; light ochreous grey forewing; conspicuous ovate discal spot.