Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows.
|Year first recorded||1970||1970||1970|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1175||51||2452|
|Number of individuals||1675||54||3458|
For the region, we have a total of 2452 records from 354 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1970.
Similar species: 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (Fan-foot).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the living, withered and fallen leaves of oak (Quercus spp.), and other trees, and bramble (Rubus fruticosus). In Dorset, the moth is frequent to common in deciduous scrub and wooded habitats. The national norm is for a single brood between mid-June and early August, but an additional bivoltine cycle is suspected commencing late-May and ending in late August. The following record refers to a very late individual trapped at a time of notable immigrant activity. The date is discussed in the account of the Dusky-lemon Sallow2275: Hurn, at MV light on 14 October 2001 (M Jeffes).