Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Oaks and birches.
|Year first recorded||1955||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1316||67||2766|
|Number of individuals||2764||90||5708|
For the region, we have a total of 2766 records from 386 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in southern Britain more local further north, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), birch (Betula spp.), oak (Quercus spp.) and beech (Fagus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent in oak woods, and, where its foodplants occur in quantity, it can be common. The Scorched Wing is also resident and at low density at West Bexington and at St Alban's Head; in these open coastal situations the likely food source is blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).