Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-May, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Hazel, birches, Beech, oaks, other trees.
|Year first recorded||1955||2007||1982||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1922||2||170||4188|
|Number of individuals||3141||12||428||7162|
For the region, we have a total of 4188 records from 464 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread woodland species in Britain, the larva feeding on beech (Fagus sylvatica), hazel (>Corylus avellana) and birch (Betulae spp.), and other deciduous trees. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and ranges from frequent to common in beech plantation and woodland containing substantial hazel understorey, to occasional in open habitat. The peak of the second brood is roughly one third smaller than that of the first brood. Potential third brood examples recorded in warmer than average summers follow: Iwerne Minster, at MV on 9 October 1955, 25 September 1967 (H Moore), Shaggs, at MV on 27 September 2001 (M Parsons).