Piniphila bifasciana

Alternative names
Pine Marble
Description

Wingspan 12 to 16 mm.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Around Scots Pine.

When to see it

The normal flight time for the adults is from dusk onwards, when it is attracted to light. They are on the wing in June and July.

Life History

The larvae feed in a silken gallery among the young shoots and male flowers of Scots Pine. Maritime pine is also a foodplant.

UK Status

This species is found locally mainly in the southern half of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

Reference
49.180 BF1079

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