Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident. Under-recorded?
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Oct-Jan.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1955||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||553||71||1248|
|Number of individuals||2345||88||4866|
For the region, we have a total of 1248 records from 170 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: Common in Britain, the larva feeding on most trees and shrubs. The female is practically wingless. Nurserymen paint sticky substances around the circumference of fruit trees to prevent females reaching the buds to lay eggs. In Dorset, the moth is practically ubiquitous, and ranges from abundant in deciduous woodland and unstrimmed hedgerow habitat, and frequent to common elsewhere.