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Summary Data

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.

Forewing: 15-20mm.

Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded195519831955
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records40952922
Number of individuals26911515684
Unique positions628140
Unique locations589134
Adult records39952902
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 922 records from 134 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.


1795 November Moth 03
© Julian Francis, (confirmed by Phil Sterling)
1795 November Moth 02
© Chris Manley, 16 Oct 2005
1795 November Moth 01 female
© Chris Manley, 20 Oct 2006

Species Account

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.

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