Species Account

Select species and region:



Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare migrant.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 23-26mm.

Foodplant: Oak, leaf litter.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded19921992
Year last recorded19931993
Number of records36
Number of individuals36
Unique positions24
Unique locations24
Adult records36
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1992.


sorry, no pictures available for this species yet

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: An extinct resident and irregular immigrant species mainly to south-east England, the larva feeding nocturnally on the tender foliage of oak (Quercus spp.) springing from the stumps of felled trees, a requirement similar to that of the Orange Upperwing2257. The species occurred in Kent between 1942 and 1958, and in Sussex between 1873 and 1880 and again there in the early 1950s in old woodland where mature oaks were being harvested. In Dorset, three moths have been recorded at light traps on two occasions. Likely sources are central or north-eastern France in both years: Durlston, on 21, 24 May 1992 (D Brown), Gaunts Common, on 26 May 1993 (P Davey).

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species