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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, mid-Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 9-11mm

Foodplant: Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lawson's Cypress.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded1992200719871987
Year last recorded2011200720112011
Number of records172175496
Number of individuals38551241028
Unique positions6614142
Unique locations5015112
Adult records169175490
Immature records0000

For the region, we have a total of 496 records from 112 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1987.


1857 Dwarf Pug 02
© Les Hill
1857 Dwarf Pug 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding internally on norway spruce (Picea abies), douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla). In Dorset, the moth is often common in fir plantations where it can readily be flushed out of the lower 'needle-rich' branches during the day.

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