Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, oaks, willows etc
|Year first recorded||1905||2008||1970||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1797||1||124||3844|
|Number of individuals||3363||1||181||7090|
For the region, we have a total of 3844 records from 474 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found in England and Wales, the larva feeding on many deciduous tree and shrub species, including oak (Quercus spp.), birch (Betula spp.), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa). In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and often common, particularly so in blackthorn communities close to thecoast. In unusually warm summers, second brood individuals may result as evidenced by the following records: Furzey Island, at MV light on 18 September 2003 (Dr P Sterling), Matchams, at MV light on 14 September 1982, 25 September 1986 and 27 September 1986 (G Le Pard).