Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Oct-May, (hibernating)
Foodplant: Oaks. birches, sallows, Hazel other trees and shrubs.
|Year first recorded||1967||1986||1967|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||411||78||978|
|Number of individuals||618||91||1418|
For the region, we have a total of 978 records from 204 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1967.
Similar species: 2235 Lithophane semibrunnea (Tawny Pinion).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to south-west Britain, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants and deciduous trees. The moth pairs during the spring following hibernation. It is attracted to light traps and is fond of ivy blossom in the autumn and sallow blossom in the spring. In Dorset, the moth is widespread, albeit at low density in deciduous woodland and deciduous scrub. With more than five times as many adults observed during the spring compared with those seen in the autumn, a significant percentage of the population appear to emerge post-winter.
Hill, L., 2013: