Morley’s Final Catalogue: Certainly quite uncommon among Scots-firs. Shrubland during 1931-2 (Whit); Orford in July 1902 (Gbs). Tuddenham in July 1896 (Waters); Brandon (Wrn).
Recent Status: Uncommon but widely distributed.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying from April to August. The larvae feed inside young shoots of Picea abies, P. sitchensis and P. smithiana also occasionally Abies cephalonica, Pinus sylvestris and P. pinea. They pupate on the ground.
Identification: The smallest of the genus and the most colourful. The dorsal blotch is sharply triangular and always well marked. The colour balance varies from mostly black to mostly a pale brown. Colourful varieties show black, brown, ferruginous, cream and white markings. Zeiraphera males do not have a costal fold.
Recorded in 13 (22%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1902. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats