Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Oct-Dec.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
|Year first recorded||1957||2001||1957|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||103||2||210|
|Number of individuals||326||2||656|
For the region, we have a total of 210 records from 70 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1957.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A frequently occurring species in England and Wales, but local elsewhere, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. The female has very rudimentary wings. In Dorset, records of this species are few; admittedly trapping is rarely undertaken from mid-November onwards, but it is far more scarce than the Mottled Umber1935. Overall, it seems to be locally frequent in deciduous woodland and among scrub on chalky soil.