Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, mid Jun-mid Aug.
|Year first recorded||1905||1970||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2004||2011|
|Number of records||139||4||286|
|Number of individuals||190||4||388|
For the region, we have a total of 286 records from 90 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to England and Wales, the larva feeding on buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, and occupies similar habitats to the Brown Scallop1791. This species is fairly regularly recorded from just one site on sandy soil, Hurn. Here the species is associated with alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus) - see also Brown Scallop1791.