Species Account

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Summary Data

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.

Forewing: 17-20mm.

Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded195619851956
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records449651028
Number of individuals10271092272
Unique positions1246260
Unique locations945198
Adult records42764982
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 1028 records from 198 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.


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Species Account

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.

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