Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Vagrant/Accidental
Local Status: Rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Foodplant: Bramble and sallow, but no evidence of breeding in UK.
|Year first recorded||1983||1983|
|Year last recorded||2005||2005|
|Number of records||7||14|
|Number of individuals||7||14|
For the region, we have a total of 14 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1983.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant species to south-east coastal counties of England, the larva feeding nocturnally on a wide range of deciduous shrub species across southern, central and eastern Europe. In Dorset, the moth has been recorded at light traps on seven occasions, mostly coincident with airflows from central or western France, although the 1996 example was more likely to have originated from Germany: West Bexington, on 10 September 1997, 12 September 2005 (R Eden), Wyke Regis, on 22 August 2001 (D Foot), Portland, on 24 August 2004, 4 September 2005 (M Cade), Church Ope Cove, on 14 August 1996 (D Brown), St Albans Head, on 23 September 1983 (P Davey).