Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
|Year first recorded||1938||1988||1938|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||772||125||1794|
|Number of individuals||3598||309||7814|
For the region, we have a total of 1794 records from 296 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1938.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring in southern England and south-east Wales, the larva feeding on lichens growing on the branches and the trunks of oak (Quercus spp.) and beech (Fagus sylvatica). In Dorset, the moth is resident in mature oak woodland and beech plantation, and is locally common in such places. The moth is seldom encountered away from deciduous woodland, however, the light trap record below is an exception, during a north-easterly airflow: Portland, on 14 May 1998 (M Cade).