Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Vagrant/Accidental
Local Status: Very rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Apr-May and again in Aug.
|Year first recorded||1978||1978|
|Year last recorded||2008||2008|
|Number of records||2||4|
|Number of individuals||2||4|
For the region, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1978.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A south-European species which became established in the Brussels area around 1984, and has subsequently spread out towards the north of Belgium. The moth has been noted on three occasions in Britain, the larva feeds on poplar (Populus spp.) The first individual was trapped in Dorset by B Withers at Wareham on 13 June 1978. A second Dorset example was trapped on Portland, 11 May 2008 (M Cade). The weather was characterised by east or north-easterly airflows from Germany and the Low Counties on both occasions.