Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-May.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1940||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2011|
|Number of records||28||121||67||147||20|
|Number of individuals||30||140||113||265||21|
For the county, we have a total of 383 records from 155 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Whereas D. dodonaea (Denis & Schiffermuller) has, if anything, decreased in Yorkshire, the present species seems to have increased in recent years. It also feeds on oak.
2012 (CHF): This species flies a month earlier than the similar Marbled Brown which has a much more restricted range in the county. Recorded from areas with mature oaks and numbers seem to be slowly increasing. Rare in the west of the county and in the east of VC61 because of lack of suitable habitat.