Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dogwood.
|Year first recorded||1960||1988||1960|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||708||9||1434|
|Number of individuals||1122||16||2276|
For the region, we have a total of 1434 records from 250 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1960.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout England and Wales, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and dogwood (Cornus sanguinea). In Dorset, the moth is moderately common on chalky soil, but it is also frequent in the blackthorn thickets at West Bexington and at Alner's Gorse, and amongst mature hawthorn at Merley and at Gaunts Common.