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-Aug.
Foodplant: Bramble, Dewberry, Raspberry and Hazel.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||25||63||33||57||15|
|Number of individuals||11||35||31||39||13|
For the county, we have a total of 193 records from 129 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed in woodland where the larvae can be found feeding on wild raspberry. Only slightly attracted to light and not generally found in large numbers.
2012 (CHF): Still widely distributed in lowland woodland but in small numbers. It does come to light (as in all five records in 2011) but is often disturbed in the daytime.