Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common but thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul, (Aug).
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1955||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||544||36||1160|
|Number of individuals||927||49||1952|
For the region, we have a total of 1160 records from 312 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), beech (Fagus sylvatica), hazel (Corylus avellana) and birch (Betulae spp.), less frequently on other deciduous tree species. In Dorset, the moth is more widespread than the Scarce Silver-lines2421, due to the greater availability of food sources, and is usually at low density wherever there are deciduous trees. It rises to frequent in the old oak and birch woods that still remain a feature of the landscape in the north-east of the county. The following record refers to a second brood example trapped at the end of a hot summer: Milton on Stour, on 11 September 2006 (J Burge).