Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, mid Jun-Aug
Foodplant: Hazel, sallows, willows others.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1983||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2037||2||64||4206|
|Number of individuals||7182||13||137||14664|
For the region, we have a total of 4206 records from 440 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), hazel (Corylus avellana), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and heather (Erica spp.). In Dorset, this highly variable moth is common to abundant in localities where hazel or sallow abound, but infrequent to rare elsewhere. There is no indication that the species feeds on heather in the county.