Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Sallows, Aspen, Billberry.
|Year first recorded||1934||1985||1934|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||364||27||782|
|Number of individuals||385||27||824|
For the region, we have a total of 782 records from 214 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1934.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species over much of Britain, but absent from northern Scotland, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), aspen (Populus tremula) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). In Dorset, this wonderfully-patterned moth is widespread, occurring most frequently in sallow-rich deciduous woodland, but it tends to be at very low density with no more than singletons seen on any given night. The following individual was trapped on the coast at a time of immigration: Portland Bird Observatory, at MV light on 10 July 1995 (M Cade).