Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common but thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Sep.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||504||62||1132|
|Number of individuals||1050||71||2242|
For the region, we have a total of 1132 records from 202 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on ash (Fraxinus excelsior). In Dorset, the moth is frequent in woodland on chalky soils where ash is dominant, and at low density in open habitat where ash trees are more isolated, for example in hedgerows. The moth is seldom seen in localities where ash is absent, for example just sixteen examples were recorded at Arne in more than twenty years of trapping.