Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One or two generations, May-Aug.
Foodplant: Eared Willow, Creeping Willow.
|Year first recorded||1905||1905|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010|
|Number of records||30||60|
|Number of individuals||61||122|
For the region, we have a total of 60 records from 40 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local double-brooded species found in scattered localities across Britain, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and aspen (Populus tremula). In Dorset, the moth is frequent very locally on the damp heaths within the Poole Basin, from Winfrith Heath in the west to Parley Common in the east. Within its wetland habitat it tends to be associated with small-leaved sallow species such as creeping sallow (Salix repens), eared willow (Salix aurita) and dwarf sallow (Salix herbacea).