Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-May.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak. Sessile Oak and Turkey Oak.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||312||1||50||726|
|Number of individuals||982||1||85||2136|
For the region, we have a total of 726 records from 172 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A locally common species in the south of England and Wales but becoming scarcer further north, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common locally, frequenting old woods and localities containing much mature oak. Sites listed are similar to those for Oak Lutestring1658. The moth is observed only very occasionally away from oak-bearing habitat.