Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Sallows, Willow, Aspen other Poplars
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1982||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2653||2||203||5716|
|Number of individuals||4395||4||980||10758|
For the region, we have a total of 5716 records from 522 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species across Britain, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread across the county and frequent, particularly so in damp situations, but infrequent in open ground where sallow is scarce such as on dry chalky grassland. The peak of the second brood is on average, two times larger than the peak of the first brood.