Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.
Foodplant: Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Dog-rose, Crab Apple.
|Year first recorded||1929||1930||1846||1886||1975|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2092||980||547||1404||605|
|Number of individuals||3737||1844||654||3310||1305|
For the county, we have a total of 5628 records from 429 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Well distributed and often common in all five vice-counties. Both typical and melanic forms (ab. capucina (Milliere)) are frequent.
2012 (CHF): Still common and widespread across the county. No recent changes in numbers or distribution. About 20% of moths are of the melanic form ab. capucina. This form is confined to Britain.