Davey, P., 2009: A species that was formerly resident in Britain, the larva feeding internally on spruce (Picea spp.) cones. This huge Pug has undergone a dramatic decline in Britain, possibly due to the harvesting of spruce as a crop before maturation, and the consequent lack of mature cone-bearing trees. In Dorset, spruce tends to be harvested in this way, and the tree has never been native. The sole historical colony on record was from Purbeck at the start of the twentieth century: Norden... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1905. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats
June - July
Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Silver Fir, Noble Fir