Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-mid Aug.
Foodplant: Goat Willow, Grey Willow, Eared Willow.
|Year first recorded||1963||1988||1963|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||198||14||424|
|Number of individuals||238||17||510|
For the region, we have a total of 424 records from 156 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1963.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout Britain, the larva feeding on sallow catkins (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is found wherever grey willow (Salix cinerea) grows in hedgerow, woodland edge, undercliff or at water edge habitats; it is usually at low density. This species is similar to Maple Pug1812. Diagnostics include: small; a small but conspicuous discal spot; a full and rounded forewing.