Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jan-Mar.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1956||1985||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||278||124||804|
|Number of individuals||727||333||2120|
For the region, we have a total of 804 records from 124 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in England and Wales, but more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on a various deciduous trees and shrubs. The female is wingless. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and usually common, particularly so in deciduous woodland, but it is seldom found in open country.