Recent Status: A local species in coniferous plantations.
Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species with a partial second brood. The larvae feed from spun leaves on new shoots of Pinus sylvestris, Abies alba, Picea glauca and Juniperus communis. They pupate in the larval habitation.
Identification: A strongly sexually dimorphic species. The male is smaller with a costal fold and darker with a silvery and reddish colour with three discrete darker patches. The female is much larger with a bright orange brown wing colour and markings as patches and fasciae. In both, the most posterior dark patch has an irregular spiky appearance.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2002. Last Recorded in 2017. Additional Stats