Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Late Apr-Jun.
Foodplant: Various deciduous and coniferous trees.
|Year first recorded||1892||2007||1987||1892|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2010||2011|
|Number of records||155||1||16||344|
|Number of individuals||265||2||14||562|
For the region, we have a total of 344 records from 130 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1892.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species limited to England and Wales, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.), beech (Fagus spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), pine (Pinus spp.), yew (Taxus baccata) and a variety of other tree species. In Dorset, the moth is local, at low density, but widespread, and tends to occur in similar mixed woodland habitat to that colonised by Satin Beauty1940.