Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Uncommon and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Field Maple.
|Year first recorded||1891||2007||2005||1891|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||143||2||3||296|
|Number of individuals||228||5||3||472|
For the region, we have a total of 296 records from 134 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1891.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to southern Britain, the larva feeding on field maple (Acer campestre). In Dorset, the moth has a scattered distribution and is always local. Field maple, however, is a frequent understory tree in old woods and hedges and is most common on soils with relatively high calcium content. A handful of localities evidently support flourishing colonies, and these tend to be situations where field maple is dominant. The following individual is likely to have been an immigrant from abroad transported on a warm south-easterly airflow from northern France: Portland, on 22 August 2001 (M Cade).