Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1983||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1213||2||103||2636|
|Number of individuals||3810||26||248||8168|
For the region, we have a total of 2636 records from 362 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern Britain, the larva feeding on lichens growing on branches of oak (Quercus spp.), yew (Taxus baccata), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) and other trees. In Dorset, the moth is usually common and rises to abundant in deciduous and mixed woods containing mature conifer trees. There are very few records from open habitat with little or no scrub or trees, and the insect has not been observed on Portland to date. The following light trap records are likely to be second brood singletons: Walditch, on 5 and 15 October 2006 (M Parsons), Puddletown, on 2 October 2001 (H Wood Homer), Durlston, on 18 and 19 October (Dr J Clarke et al), Ashington, on 15 October 2006 (J Fradgley).