Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Late May-Jun.
Foodplant: Oak and Birch.
|Year first recorded||1953||1988||1953|
|Year last recorded||2011||2009||2011|
|Number of records||132||14||292|
|Number of individuals||205||16||442|
For the region, we have a total of 292 records from 68 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1953.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern England and Wales, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), birch (Betula spp.) and occasionally lime (Tilia spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local, at low density, and primarily associated with mature birch and oak woodland.