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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Scots Pine.

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 recorded193119981931
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records9130242
Number of individuals11239302
Unique positions6614160
Unique locations4913124
Adult records8730234
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 242 records from 124 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1931.


1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana 02
© Paul Harris
1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana 01
© Tom Morris

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