Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-Jun.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1956||1985||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||449||65||1028|
|Number of individuals||1027||109||2272|
For the region, we have a total of 1028 records from 198 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found across England and Wales, and locally in western Scotland, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is confined to oak woodland where it is common; away from deciduous woodland the moth is rare.