2179 Pine Beauty Panolis flammea
([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)Wingspan 30-33 mm.
Flying in March and April, this species is quite common over much of Britain in suitable habitat.
It occupies coniferous forests and plantations, and the adults rest among the spring buds, well camouflaged. They also feed in spring at sallow blossom and are attracted to light.
The larvae feed on the needles of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), as well as other Pinaceae, and themselves are difficult to see with their longitudinal stripes.