Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Na
Local Status: Very rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Late Jun-early Aug.
Foodplant: Fallen Oak leaves.
|Year first recorded||1948||1948|
|Year last recorded||1948||1948|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||2|
For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1948.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A rare species confined to Surrey, Sussex and Kent, the larva feeding on the dead leaves of oak (Quercus spp.) and alder (Alnus spp.). In Dorset, the moth has been seen once, during a notable immigration from abroad. An easterly to south-easterly airflow is likely to have transported the moth from central Europe: Scar Bank, at light on 28 July 1948 (A Russell).