Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Very rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jun.
Foodplant: Oak, leaf litter.
|Year first recorded||1992||1992|
|Year last recorded||1993||1993|
|Number of records||3||6|
|Number of individuals||3||6|
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
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).