Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident. Under-recorded - treated as agg.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.
Foodplant: Beech, birches, elms, Alder, hazel.
|Year first recorded||1956||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||94||188|
|Number of individuals||170||340|
For the region, we have a total of 188 records from 42 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: Widespread and locally common in Britain, the larva feeding on deciduous trees. The shape of the post-median fascia on the forewing forms an obtuse angle where it curves around the discal spot. In Dorset, the moth is likely to be most common in woodland on chalky soils.