Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-May.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants, bushes and trees.
|Year first recorded||1955||2007||1970||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2010||2011||2011|
|Number of records||6739||2||715||14912|
|Number of individuals||52138||13||4425||113152|
For the region, we have a total of 14912 records from 490 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the polyphagous larva preferring deciduous trees and shrubs. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common to abundant, with a prolonged flight period between mid-February and mid-June. The following individuals were recorded at light traps on rather early dates: Puddletown, on 25 December 2002 (H Wood Homer), Ashington, on 31 December 1988 (J Fradgley).