Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Feb-May.
Foodplant: Oaks. Downy Birch, sallows, Hazel.
|Year first recorded||1955||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1885||305||4380|
|Number of individuals||17750||5101||45702|
For the region, we have a total of 4380 records from 308 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widely distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), sallow (Salix spp.), hazel (Corylus avellana), blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and hawthorn (Crataegus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is abundant in deciduous woodland and frequent amongst scrub and hedgerow containing one or more of its host foodplants.