Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Feb-Apr.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1955||1984||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||936||186||2244|
|Number of individuals||3086||720||7612|
For the region, we have a total of 2244 records from 242 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species in England and Wales, more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), elm (Ulmus spp.), hazel (Corylus avellana), aspen (Populus tremula), alder (Alnus spp.) and a variety of other deciduous tree species. In Dorset, the moth is common in mature oak woodland and frequent in deciduous woods generally. The moth is occasionally recorded in open country.