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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Na

Local Status: Very rare migrant.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-early Aug.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Fallen Oak leaves.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded19481948
Year last recorded19481948
Number of records12
Number of individuals12
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records12
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1948.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A rare species confined to Surrey, Sussex and Kent, the larva feeding on the dead leaves of oak (Quercus spp.) and alder (Alnus spp.). In Dorset, the moth has been seen once, during a notable immigration from abroad. An easterly to south-easterly airflow is likely to have transported the moth from central Europe: Scar Bank, at light on 28 July 1948 (A Russell).

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