Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Three generations, Mar-May, Jun-Aug, Sep-Oct.
Foodplant: Woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1955||2007||1982||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1365||2||138||3010|
|Number of individuals||2766||9||237||6024|
For the region, we have a total of 3010 records from 326 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is common in deciduous woodland and occasional to frequent elsewhere. There are no records of the species being trapped on Portland to date. The peak of the second brood is nearly three times larger than that of the first. The national norm is for two generations in southern Britain, but in Dorset, occasional third generation moths are observed during the autumn. The period between each brood peak is roughly one hundred and twelve days.
Hill, L., 2014: Ectropis bistortata (Goeze) is now considered a specific synonym of E. crepuscularia ([D. & S.]) (Agassiz et al, 2013).
Agassiz, D.J.L., Bevan, S.D. & Heckford, R.J. 2013. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles.