Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Oct-mid Nov.
Forewing: M 12mm., F 9mm.
Foodplant: Oak, Bilberry.
|Year first recorded||1904||1859||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2013||2013||2014||2012|
|Number of records||4||3||21||4|
|Number of individuals||1||1||18||2|
For the county, we have a total of 32 records from 27 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded but less common than D. fagella (Denis & Schiffermuller) and not recorded from VC65.
Argus 60, 2010: Although quite widespread this moth has seldom been recorded in recent years, probably as a consequence of its late flight period.