Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Aspen and Black Poplar.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1987||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2008||2011|
|Number of records||104||1||23||256|
|Number of individuals||138||2||32||344|
For the region, we have a total of 256 records from 130 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widely distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on aspen (Populus tremens). In Dorset, the moth is local due to the scarcity of aspen communities. However, colonies of the moth are established in Three Acre Wood at Studland and in Castle Hill Wood near Edmonsham. Records of the moth well away from aspen trees indicate that that the larvae feeds on alternative poplar species such as white poplar (Populus alba) and black poplar (Populus nigra). The trap at Hurn operates beneath a grove of mature black poplar trees and the nearest aspen colony is several kilometres away. Nearly one fifth of all Seraphims recorded in Dorset have been recorded at Hurn.