Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Lime, Oak, Various broad-leaved trees
|Year first recorded||1955||1987||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||789||62||1702|
|Number of individuals||1244||87||2662|
For the region, we have a total of 1702 records from 274 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on lime (Tiliae spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), and evergreen oak (Quercus ilex). In Dorset, the moth is local and occurs in old deciduous woodland containing oak and small-leaved lime (Tiliae cordata), and in coastal localities where evergreen oak (Quercus ilex) grows, for example in Poole, Bournemouth and at Durlston. The moth is frequent at West Bexington where none of its stated foodplants grow, and in this locality blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) is a potential host food plant.