Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Dec.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1955||1975||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1015||103||2236|
|Number of individuals||3406||205||7222|
For the region, we have a total of 2236 records from 218 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and usually common, particularly so in deciduous woodland, but seemingly not as abundant as in former times. "In some years the larvae are destructively abundant forming a high percentage of the plague of winter moth caterpillars" (W Parkinson Curtis).