Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Common almost everywhere that Scots pine grows in all five vice-counties. This species may be confused with T. firmata (Hubner) and T. britannica (Turner), but it is almost certainly the commonest of the three by far in Yorkshire.
2012 (CHF): The situation has altered since 1989 and Spruce Carpet is now the commonest of these three species having overtaken Grey Pine Carpet in 2004. Grey Pine Carpet is still well distributed across the county and numbers seem to be stable.
Recorded in 149 (75%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1883. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats