Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Very rare resident. No recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1903||1903|
|Year last recorded||1903||1903|
|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 1903.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species confined to acid soils in the British Isles, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants before hibernation and the young foliage of shrubs and trees, including birch (Betulae spp.) and sallow (Salix spp.), during the following spring. In Dorset, there are historical records close to substantial old oak/birch in Bere Wood before it was felled and replaced with conifer, and from old oak/birch woodland in the north-east of the county: Bloxworth, very sparingly (O Pickard Cambridge), Cranborne, on 7 July 1903 (F Fisher). It is recommended that trapping be undertaken in Boys Wood and Castle Hill Wood for this species.