Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, mid Jan-mid Apr.
Foodplant: Blackthorn, Hawthorn.
|Year first recorded||1956||1996||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||482||4||972|
|Number of individuals||849||4||1706|
For the region, we have a total of 972 records from 116 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout England and Wales, but more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and hawthorn (Crateagus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent amongst blackthorn and hawthorn scrub, thickets and hedgerows, and deciduous woodland edges; it is largely absent from heathland.