Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jan-Mar.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1958||1985||1958|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||159||76||470|
|Number of individuals||464||120||1168|
For the region, we have a total of 470 records from 116 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1958.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in England and Wales, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.) and occasionally apple (Malus spp.). The female is wingless. In Dorset, the moth occurs wherever oak grows, and is occasionally abundant in old oak woodland, see record below: Holt Forest, 120 at MV light on 26 January 2003 (P Davey). The Spring Usher is very variable with an enormous range in colour, shade and markings.