Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Apr-mid May
Foodplant: Oak spp.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1972||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2014|
|Number of records||92||135||512||385||98|
|Number of individuals||501||272||3060||1180||100|
For the county, we have a total of 1222 records from 589 sites. First recorded in 1883.
For further information refer UK Moths.
For information on genitalia determination refer to Lepidoptera Dissection Group 2013 website for male and female.
A few records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and usually common among oak throughout all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): A very common spring species in oak woods where it can be seen flying on sunny mornings and also coming to light. The larvae form brownish blotches on the edges of oak leaves from May onwards. This species must be present in every oak wood in the county.