Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Na
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Mature Oaks.
|Year first recorded||1995||1995|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010|
|Number of records||12||24|
|Number of individuals||104||208|
For the region, we have a total of 24 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1995.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species confined to southern Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is very local and chiefly restricted to old oak woods in the north and north-east of the county, often occurring in the vicinity of the largest oaks in the wood. Managing a varied age structure of oak in Piddles Wood, Holt Forest, Boys Wood and Castle Hill Wood would be beneficial to maintaining existing colonies of this species.