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-Nov, (Mar-May, after hibernation).
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1986||1883||1976||1940||1995|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||588||645||907||991||314|
|Number of individuals||782||1248||1514||1760||553|
For the county, we have a total of 3445 records from 397 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have been several recent Yorkshire records of this scarce moth after a gap of almost 40 years. It is also quite common in Hamsterley Forest in Durham, not far from the north of our County (Dunn & Parrack, 1986).
Beaumont, 2002: This moth has been recorded much more widely and frequently during the past five years.
VC65. Low Row, three 1990-1996 (TMW); Hutton Conyers, eight 9-13.10.1999 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (CHF, 2011): Expansion of the range all across the county. The females hibernate and fly again in the spring.