Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Birch and Alder, Oak, Beech.
|Year first recorded||1955||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||739||43||1564|
|Number of individuals||1415||121||3072|
For the region, we have a total of 1564 records from 322 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found in southern districts of England and Wales, the larva feeding on beech (Fagus sylvatica), oak (Quercus spp.), birch (Betulae spp.) and hazel (Corylus avellana). In Dorset, the moth is common in woodland where its host plants abound, but becomes more rare the further one travels away from deciduous tree habitat. The bizarre larva has very occasionally been located in the county. The following record refers to an example found on holm oak (Quercus ilex): Durlston, final instar larva on 16 September 2006 (P Davey).