Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-Jun.
Foodplant: Hawthorn, Oak
|Year first recorded||1966||2007||1987||1966|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||424||1||49||948|
|Number of individuals||634||1||64||1398|
For the region, we have a total of 948 records from 238 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1966.
Similar species: 1852 Eupithecia abbreviata (Brindled Pug).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: Local in England and Wales, the larva feeding on the calyx of hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) hips, and oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common where hawthorn abounds and is frequent in oak woods. The national norm is a single brood in May and early June, but in Dorset the first brood is on the wing from mid-April until the end of May. A partial second generation occurs in mid-summer, with regular records from Puddletown, Merley and Trigon in recent years.