Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Very rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
Foodplant: Poplar and Sallows.
|Year first recorded||2005||2005|
|Year last recorded||2005||2005|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||2|
For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2005.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A very rare immigrant species first seen in Britain in 1993 and just a handful of times subsequently, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus sp.). Abroad, this species is found across much of southern, central and eastern Europe and across Scandinavia. In Dorset, the moth has been seen on one occasion: Weymouth, at MV light on 3 September 2005 (Dr P Sterling). This arrival of this example coincided with a south-easterly airflow from the region to the north of the French Alps. The moth is superficially very similar to the Oak Nycteoline2423 and over-winters in the adult stage too.