Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.
Foodplant: Sallows and poplars - herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1956||1973||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||764||66||1660|
|Number of individuals||2042||197||4478|
For the region, we have a total of 1660 records from 220 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding at first on sallow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.) catkins, and later on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is locally common in damp places such as mire, marsh, river valleys, damp grassland, and damp woods where sallows and/or poplars grow.