Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.
Foodplant: Oaks, poplars, Beech, sallows, Hawthorn, other plants.
|Year first recorded||1955||1982||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1010||86||2192|
|Number of individuals||6460||229||13378|
For the region, we have a total of 2192 records from 208 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding at first in spun leaves of oak (Quercus spp.), beech (Fagus spp.), poplar (Populus spp.), willow (Salix spp.) and hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), and later nocturnally on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is locally abundant in deciduous woodland, but becomes less frequent in open habitats.