Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Aspen and other Poplars.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||505||80||1170|
|Number of individuals||646||116||1524|
For the region, we have a total of 1170 records from 270 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to England and east Wales, the larva feeding on poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth occurs wherever there is poplar, however, this is not a common tree and consequently the moth is generally at low density. Singletons do frequently turn up at light traps some distance away from their foodplant, and dispersal is suspected for many of these.