Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Forewing: M 21-22mm. F 27-31mm.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
|Year first recorded||1955||2010||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2010||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1862||1||86||3898|
|Number of individuals||4775||1||167||9886|
For the region, we have a total of 3898 records from 462 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, the larva feeding on various deciduous trees. In Dorset, the moth is most common in deciduous woods, parkland and tree-lined streets, but becomes infrequent in tree-less habitat, such as on Portland.