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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.

Forewing: 15-17mm.

Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded190519851905
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records6711301602
Number of individuals15682063548
Unique positions10613238
Unique locations9312210
Adult records6441291546
Immature records216

For the region, we have a total of 1602 records from 210 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.


2248 Brindled Green 05
© Julian Francis
2248 Brindled Green 04
© Gillian Nash, September 2015
2248 Brindled Green 02
© Will Bown
2248 Brindled Green 03
© Gillian Nash
2248 Brindled Green 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 2248 Sombre Brocade, also the 2248a Southern Brindled Green not yet recorded in UK other than Jersey, but presumably a future potential arrival.

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.) and on hawthorn (Crataegus spp.). In Dorset, the moth occupies the same oak-rich habitats as the Merveille du Jour2247 and is as numerous. It also colonises districts where reasonable quantities of mature hawthorn grow.

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