Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1955||2007||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1313||2||94||2818|
|Number of individuals||2041||4||188||4466|
For the region, we have a total of 2818 records from 338 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species that occurs widely across Britain, the larva feeding on a wide range of deciduous trees. In Dorset, the moth is a widespread species and ranges from frequent in deciduous woodland, particularly alder and birch woodland, to rare in open, tree-less habitat. It appears to be at a marginally lower density than the other regular, deciduous-woodland Prominent species.