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Pine Beauty Panolis flammea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Status
Resident. Scarce.
 
Flight period
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History
The earliest notification of this species is published in Stephens (1829) with the Rev. William Little recording it at Raehills (VC72).
 
Lennon (1863) stated that it was very rare, but that it had occurred near Glen Mills (VC72). Gordon (1913) stated it used to be not uncommon but had now become rare. He had several at sallow blossom at Corsemalzie on 4th April 1896, and one on a daffodil 12 days later. His earliest date was 2nd April 1899 and 1912.
 
Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84) during his lifetime had found it on Kirkconnell Flow (VC73).
 
During 1976-79 it was recorded singularly from Caerlaverock Rothamsted station, twice from the Gatehouse of Fleet station and eleven times from Penninghame. In the latter year it was also found by Loch Trool.
 
From 1994 to 2010 there were sixteen records, from Kirkton, Closeburn and Durisdeer (VC72), Auchencairn, Kirriereoch, Cally Woods, Carsluith and Old Toor (VC73) and Mochrum Loch (VC74). On 12th April 2012, not surprisingly, one was trapped at Eskrigg NR, Lockerbie.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae are present May to July.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on the needles of Scots Pine, Lodgepole Pine and occasionally larches.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Plantations and pine forests.
© Peter Norman, Auchencairn, 28 April 2010
© Valerie Harrison, Torrs Warren, 9 July 2011

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