Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-mid Aug.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak.
|Year first recorded||1905||1987||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||236||9||490|
|Number of individuals||281||9||580|
For the region, we have a total of 490 records from 188 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, and absent in the north, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local and usually at low density in woodland and parkland where there are good numbers of mature oak trees; populations are greatest in old oak woods. Elsewhere and particularly in open habitat, it is seldom encountered.