Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Feb-Apr.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak. Other broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1938||1984||1938|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||811||116||1854|
|Number of individuals||1269||155||2848|
For the region, we have a total of 1854 records from 218 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1938.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. The female has rudimentary wings. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent rising to common in deciduous woodland, with a relatively protracted three-month flight period.