Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Black-poplar, White-poplar, Aspen, willows other poplars.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||334||41||750|
|Number of individuals||344||45||778|
For the region, we have a total of 750 records from 166 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2453 Catocala electa (Rosy Underwing).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to south-eastern Britain, the larva feeding on poplar (Populus spp.) and willow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density, typically occurring in river valleys where willows and poplars flourish; there is no indication that the species colonises sallow-rich localities. Although the moth is strongly attracted to sugar, many of the records are from light trap. The moth also flies during the day when it may be seen on house walls.