Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1984||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2010||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1642||2||289||3866|
|Number of individuals||2459||6||560||6050|
For the region, we have a total of 3866 records from 388 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2006 Pheosia gnoma (Lesser Swallow Prominent).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species across Britain, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread across the county and frequent in damp areas where sallow occurs, rising to common where poplars grow; the moth tends to be rare where the host foodplants are absent.
Hill, L., 2013: