Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jul.
Foodplant: Oak, Birch and other trees.
|Year first recorded||1953||1986||1953|
|Year last recorded||2011||2009||2011|
|Number of records||78||67||290|
|Number of individuals||154||88||484|
For the region, we have a total of 290 records from 88 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1953.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species limited to southern Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.) and occasionally birch (Betula spp.), sallow (Salix spp.) and sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus). In Dorset, the moth is local and tends to be confined to old oak and birch woodland, favouring open, well-lit situations. Whitesheet Plantation is a good locality for the moth; here the habitat is again open but with plantation birch and sallow predominating.