Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Vagrant/Accidental
Local Status: Very rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Foodplant: Sallows, poplar.
|Year first recorded||1892||1892|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||3||6|
|Number of individuals||3||6|
For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 6 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1892.
Similar species: 2452 Catocala nupta (Red Underwing).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant trapped a handful of times in south-east England, resident in central and southern Europe, the larva feeding on poplar (Populus spp.), sallow and willow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth has been seen on two occasions: Corfe Castle, one in a trap for wasps in the walled peach garden at the rectory on 9 September 1892 (Reverend E Bankes), Portland, at MV light on 11 September 1993 (M Cade).
Hill, L., 2013: Three subsequent records: West Bexington,Marmaris, at MV light on 22 August 2011 (P Sterling) and The Lulworth Estate, at MV light on 9 September 2013 and 12 September 2013 (L Hill).