Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 adult; 2 larval See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-mid Oct.
Foodplant: Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Hazel, Honeysuckle.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1982||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||982||1||87||2140|
|Number of individuals||1467||1||138||3212|
For the region, we have a total of 2140 records from 288 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2298 Amphipyra berbera (Svensson's Copper Underwing).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found widely across southern Britain but largely absent further north, the larva feeding on various deciduous shrub and tree species. In Dorset, the moth is at low density, rising to frequent locally in deciduous woods. There are very few records from open grassland habitat either inland or on the coast.
Hill, L., 2013: Please see discussion under Svensson's Copper Underwing2298.