Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, mid Apr-Jun.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1955||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||659||54||1426|
|Number of individuals||1082||79||2322|
For the region, we have a total of 1426 records from 292 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found over much of Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.), hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), oak (Quercus spp.), blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) and other deciduous trees. In Dorset, the moth is widely distributed and frequent in birch and oak woodland. The moth also occurs on downland where hawthorn grows, and along the coast among blackthorn thickets. The following late date coincided with a period of major immigration and suggests perhaps a second-brood Continental individual: West Bexington, at MV light on 14 August 1993 (R Eden).