Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak. Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1905||1983||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2010||2011|
|Number of records||226||52||556|
|Number of individuals||531||64||1190|
For the region, we have a total of 556 records from 150 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A locally common species limited to southern and eastern England and Wales, the larva feeds on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local and confined to woodland containing oak where it can occasionally be common: Boys Wood, fifty-eight at MV light on 15 June 2003 (C Manley, P Davey). It is seldom encountered far from deciduous woodland. The following specimen was trapped at the end of a famously warm summer and is likely to have been a second brood individual: Holnest, at MV on 14 September 1959 (H Moore).