Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Apple, Pear, Plum.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||698||23||1442|
|Number of individuals||1056||22||2156|
For the region, we have a total of 1442 records from 222 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring in England and Wales, the larva feeding on hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), plum (Prunus spp.), apple (Malus spp.) and pear (Pyrus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is locally common in coastal localities where blackthorn thickets grow. Inland, the moth is local and at low density, and is chiefly associated with blackthorn and hawthorn scrub; it also occurs in town gardens and orchards where fruit trees have been planted.