Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1964||1984||1964|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||127||21||296|
|Number of individuals||203||51||508|
For the region, we have a total of 296 records from 104 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1964.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to acid soils in the British Isles, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees, including birch (Betulae spp.) and sallow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density, and found exclusively on heathland blocks, particularly those where deciduous trees and shrubs such as birch, sallow or bog-myrtle (Myrtillus vaccinium) are present, a preference exhibited also by Ringed Carpet1939.