Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1846||1866||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||186||254||54||391||199|
|Number of individuals||174||329||32||539||290|
For the county, we have a total of 1084 records from 257 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely captured at light but not common. There are relatively few recent records of larvae or pupae, possibly reflecting the heavy emphasis on light traps today.
2012 (CHF): Doing well in oak woodland across the county and often coming to gardens. There are no recent changes in numbers or distribution. Widespread but uncommon in the south of VC63.