Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1886||1992||1886|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||53||20||146|
|Number of individuals||84||23||214|
For the region, we have a total of 146 records from 72 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1886.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: Found in south and south-east England, but very local elsewhere in England and Wales, the larva feeding on buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). In Dorset, the moth is local, at low density, and occupies the same habitat types as the Tissue1790, and in addition, neutral grassland sites. On chalky soils the foodplant is buckthorn, on sandy soil, for example at Hurn, the foodplant is alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus), and on neutral soil both buckthorn species may be used. The following record was likely to have been a dispersed individual as a northerly airflow was established at the time of trapping: West Bexington, at MV on 28 July 1996 (R Eden).