Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-early Jun.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1984||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||677||1||132||1620|
|Number of individuals||1642||10||282||3868|
For the region, we have a total of 1620 records from 228 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species widely distributed across southern England but local elsewhere, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is confined to oak woodland where it is common; elsewhere it is rare or absent. A very late (or very early) example follows: Garston Wood, at MV light on 8 November 1983 (Miss E Samuel).