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, Feb-Apr.
Foodplant: Oaks, Hawthorn, Blackthorn.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1847||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2015||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||798||657||645||1060||347|
|Number of individuals||748||1413||1032||2777||615|
For the county, we have a total of 3507 records from 413 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Well distributed and the most common moth of early spring in many areas. Recorded in all five vice-counties in almost all kinds of habitat. The larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees.
2012 (CHF): Remains common and widespread across the county with no recent changes in range or distribution.