Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1870||2001||1870|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||44||10||108|
|Number of individuals||142||10||304|
For the region, we have a total of 108 records from 74 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1870.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is confined to old oak/birch woodland where in favourable seasons, it is abundant. Yellowham Wood, Rooksmoor, Piddles Wood and Boys Wood are localities where the species occurs in good numbers, for example: Piddles Wood, seventy-six at MV light on 9 July 1995 (P Davey).