Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Probably common, but unknown due vast majority undetermined.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Aug.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||1392||63||2910|
|Number of individuals||1942||101||4086|
For the region, we have a total of 2910 records from 288 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread and often common species in Britain, the larva is polyphagous on deciduous trees and shrubs. In Dorset, the species is likely to be widespread and common with no ecological preference. The phenology chart uses all data for the two Daggers. Two-brood cycles are evident, the main univoltine cycle in July plus a partial bivoltine cycle in May and in August. The national norm is for a single brood in northern Britain and a double brood in the south. An extreme aberration was found at Lodmoor by C Day on 28 June 1932.