Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Sallows, Willow and Black Poplar.
|Year first recorded||1905||1988||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||99||22||242|
|Number of individuals||127||24||302|
For the region, we have a total of 242 records from 122 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern and western England and Wales, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.). In Dorset the moth is local and at low density within sallow-rich wetland habitat including river valleys, swamps, fens, marshes, mires, damp heath and ditches. The following record testifies to its affinity with water: Parley Common, flying commonly over ditches near the surface of the water (S Scarsdale Brown). This example was trapped on a very late date amidst much immigrant activity: Bere Regis, at MV light on 12 October 1995 (S Barrett).