Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2179 (ABH73.241) Pine Beauty Panolis flammea, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10052

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Extra spot is not usual. Great Staughton
Extra spot is not usual. Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species is unmistakable. It rests with wings folded tightly against body.

 

When sitting on the tip of a shoot, this moth closely resembles a pine bud.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 15-16mm.
Foodplant(s): pine needles
Flying: One generation, March-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Coniferous forests and plantations.

Regional Information

Recorded in 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 March to 06 June



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, orange, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5