Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-Apr.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees. Oak, Birches, sallows etc.
|Year first recorded||1955||2007||1984||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||860||1||146||2014|
|Number of individuals||3096||1||305||6804|
For the region, we have a total of 2014 records from 244 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain becoming more rare further north, the larva feeding nocturnally on various deciduous tree and shrub species; it is also cannibalistic. In Dorset, the moth is frequent in deciduous woodland, particularly in old oak woods, but becomes scarce in open, tree-less habitat. The larva may be found during the day in the crevices of oak trunks.