Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Aspen, poplars, sallows ad willows.
|Year first recorded||1905||2008||1975||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2630||1||162||5586|
|Number of individuals||5430||1||301||11464|
For the region, we have a total of 5586 records from 552 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread but sometimes local and single brooded species in Britain, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), poplar (Populus spp.) and hazel (Corylus avellana). In Dorset the moth is common in damp woodland and in wetland where sallow grows, and frequent in woodland where hazel is an abundant understory shrub. The national norm is of a single summer brood, but a partial bivoltine cycle in addition to the single summer brood is suggested by the county data.