Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
|Year first recorded||1887||2002||1887|
|Year last recorded||2011||2002||2011|
|Number of records||71||1||144|
|Number of individuals||106||1||214|
For the region, we have a total of 144 records from 56 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1887.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, more frequent in the north, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.) species. In Dorset, the moth is distinctly local and at low density, occurring in sallow-rich wetland across the Poole Basin, but also colonising river valley habitat at the foot of the chalk downs in north Dorset: Iwerne Minster, on 20 May 1957, 19 June 1958, 20 May 1959, 9 May 1966, 19 May 1967 (H Moore), Woolland, at MV light on 18 May 1999, 27 May 1999, 2 June 1999, 11 June 2001, two on 2 June 2003, 11 June 2003 (P Benham). The following singletons were encountered in coastal localities well away from typical habitat suggesting occasional dispersal: Seatown, 5 May 2008 (M Parsons), West Bexington, on 12 May 1997, 18 May 2004 (R Eden), Weymouth, on 9 June 2000 (Dr P Sterling), Scar Bank, 28 May 1932 (A Russell).