Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-May.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1956||2007||1984||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2010||2011||2011|
|Number of records||441||2||99||1084|
|Number of individuals||1039||2||396||2874|
For the region, we have a total of 1084 records from 182 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout England and Wales, but more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is widespread but rarely common. There is no indication of any favoured habitat from the records available. The larva has been found feeding on sallow (Salix spp.) in Hurn Forest.