Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.
Foodplant: Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple.
|Year first recorded||1952||1982||1952|
|Year last recorded||2011||2006||2011|
|Number of records||463||5||936|
|Number of individuals||1070||5||2150|
For the region, we have a total of 936 records from 58 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1952.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and east Wales, local elsewhere, the larva feeding on plum, blackthorn, cherry (Prunus spp.) and apple (Malus spp.). In Dorset, the moth has a patchy distribution and ranges from largely absent on heathland to locally common on clay and chalky soils where blackthorn is frequent.