Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1905||1986||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2001||2011|
|Number of records||219||3||444|
|Number of individuals||657||3||1320|
For the region, we have a total of 444 records from 132 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 1914 Ennomos fuscantaria (Dusky Thorn) and 1915 Ennomos erosaria (September Thorn).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Briatain but absent from northern Scotland, the larva feeding on beech (Fagus spp.), blackthorn (Prunus spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), birch (Betula spp.), hawthorn (Crateagus spp.) and a variety of other deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is most often found in deciduous woods, preferring woodland containing beech; elsewhere the moth is rarely encountered. The national norm is a single brood between mid-August and mid-September, but in Dorset the moth is on the wing from late-July in most years. In the hot summer of 1976, moths were on the wing as early as 5 July at Arne.
Hill, L., 2013: