Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very rare resident or migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Sallows, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, birches and other plants.
|Year first recorded||1995||1987||1987|
|Year last recorded||1995||1988||1995|
|Number of records||1||2||6|
|Number of individuals||1||2||6|
For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1987.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species in Britain and largely absent from the south-west, the larva feeding on the buds of various deciduous tree species following hibernation in woodland, parkland, fens and marshes. In Dorset, the moth has been seen only a handful of times and none of the most recent dates coincide with airflows from abroad. Whether its status in the county is that of a rare resident at very low density, a transitory resident, or an immigrant from within the UK, is unclear. The species is found across much of central and northern Europe: Glanvilles Wootton, on 30 June 1851 (J Dale), Winfrith, (Dr F Haines), Weymouth, at MV light on 17 July 1995 (Dr P Sterling), Matchams, at MV light on 16 July 1987 and 30 June 1988 (G Le Pard).