Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Field Maple.
|Year first recorded||1886||2007||1988||1886|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2006||2011|
|Number of records||207||1||2||420|
|Number of individuals||370||2||2||748|
For the region, we have a total of 420 records from 96 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1886.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found in England and Wales, the larva feeding on the flowers of field maple (Acer campestris). In Dorset, the moth is found where field maple is plentiful, usually in old woods and hedges on chalky soils. The following record indicates that colonies can attain quite a size: Blashenwell Farm, many larvae beaten from old maple tree flowers on 23 May 1892, three hundred and eighty-two adults emerged between 2 July 1892 and 19 July 1892 (Reverend E Bankes).