Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, mid Apr-mid Aug.
Foodplant: European Larch.
|Year first recorded||1959||1959|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||124||248|
|Number of individuals||188||376|
For the region, we have a total of 248 records from 56 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1959.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on larch (Larix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is present in larch plantation, parkland and occasionally in woods where old larch trees have escaped felling. This species can be confused with the Grey Pug1837, but, the proximity of larch trees plus a white crest on the thorax of the Larch Pug give clues to identification. The national norm is a single brood in May and June but in Dorset a bivoltine cycle is also evident with the peaks in early May and early July.