Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Apr.
Foodplant: Oaks, elms, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Birch and docks
|Year first recorded||1955||1982||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1539||237||3552|
|Number of individuals||7695||463||16316|
For the region, we have a total of 3552 records from 282 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
Similar species: 2259 Dark Chestnut.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the polyphagous larva feeding nocturnally on various deciduous trees and shrubs. In Dorset, the moth ranges from locally abundant in deciduous woodland to rare in open situations. The adult is usually active during the milder spells in mid-winter.