Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||671||130||1602|
|Number of individuals||1568||206||3548|
For the region, we have a total of 1602 records from 210 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.) and on hawthorn (Crataegus spp.). In Dorset, the moth occupies the same oak-rich habitats as the Merveille du Jour2247 and is as numerous. It also colonises districts where reasonable quantities of mature hawthorn grow.