Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident. Under-recorded - treated as agg.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Oct-Nov.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1955||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||409||52||922|
|Number of individuals||2691||151||5684|
For the region, we have a total of 922 records from 134 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: Widespread common and in Britain, the larva feeding on most trees and shrubs. The shape of the post-median fascia on the forewing tends to be only slightly curved and often joined to the discal spot. In Dorset, the moth is likely to be ubiquitous, but particularly abundant in deciduous woodland.