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.
Foodplant: Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lawson's Cypress.
|Year first recorded||1992||2007||1987||1987|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||172||1||75||496|
|Number of individuals||385||5||124||1028|
For the region, we have a total of 496 records from 112 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1987.
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.