Norfolk status Scarce. Pine plantations and other places where the foodplant grows. Can be attracted to light, but can also be disturbed from the foodplant by beating.
Leaf-mine: September - May. Feeds on the needles of Scots Pine, and less commonly on Larch, in the autumn. After hibernation feeds on spun needles and shoots. The larvae can cause sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
Recent West Norfolk records.
VC27,28 records [MBGBI vol4.2, p124] [Microlepidoptera of Europe vol3, p41]
Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1874. Last Recorded in 2018. Additional Stats