Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Poplars and willows.
|Year first recorded||1931||1984||1931|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011|
|Number of records||439||40||958|
|Number of individuals||612||67||1358|
For the region, we have a total of 958 records from 212 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1931.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread but at low density across the county. The larva shares the same foodplants as those of the Poplar Hawk1981 but it is observed far less frequently. The following individuals were trapped on late dates, and suggest a very occasional second brood: West Bexington, at MV on 22 July 1996 and 9 August 1997 (R Eden).