Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation. May-Jun.
Foodplant: Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn.
|Year first recorded||1940||1974||1961||1940|
|Year last recorded||2010||2014||1999||2013|
|Number of records||16||40||36||36|
|Number of individuals||9||40||7||33|
For the county, we have a total of 128 records from 68 sites. First recorded in 1940.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are a few additional records since 1970 but it would appear that this woodland species is still generally elusive.
2012 (CHF): As in 1989, this moth is rarely reported but there are records from many different sites in the centre of the county where it seems to occur at a low density. There have been no records from VC63 since 1999.