Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Aug.
Foodplant: Aspen and other poplars.
|Year first recorded||1975||2006||1975|
|Year last recorded||2010||2006||2010|
|Number of records||6||1||14|
|Number of individuals||6||1||14|
For the region, we have a total of 14 records from 12 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1975.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding on aspen (Populus tremula) and to a lesser extent other poplar (Populus spp.) species. In Dorset, aspen is a scarce tree and despite light trapping in several localities where aspen groves are established, all but two have failed to produce the moth. The exceptions are two adjacent woods in the far north-east of Dorset where aspen trees are scattered amongst old oak and birch woodland. Managing a varied age structure of aspen throughout the wood could be beneficial in maintaining the species at these sites: Rye Hill Wood, at MV light on 4 June 2004 (P Davey et al), Boys Wood, at MV light on 15 June 2003 (C Manley), 15 July 2003 (P Davey). The following record refers to a locality where no poplar trees grow and dispersal or immigration is suspected: Slepe Heath, at MV on 10 June 1975 (B Withers).