Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.
Foodplant: Field Maple and Beech.
|Year first recorded||1956||1986||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||648||19||1334|
|Number of individuals||1301||28||2658|
For the region, we have a total of 1334 records from 214 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to south-east England becoming rarer further north, the larva feeding on the buds, flowers and leaves of beech (Fagus spp.) and maple (Acer spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent in woods on chalky soils containing beech and field maple (Acer campestris) and recorded occasionally elsewhere where isolated mature beech and field maple grow. Larvae have been found on field maple in Chase Woods.