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, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Birches, Alder, Hazel and Oaks.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||97||247||207||200||15|
|Number of individuals||133||338||317||280||32|
For the county, we have a total of 766 records from 306 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally common in wooded localities in vice-counties 61-64 but seemingly absent from the north-west (though recorded in Upper Teesdale in VC66 (Dunn & Parrack, 1986)). This is the most frequently recorded of this group of moths and is often more attracted to sugar than light.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Magdalen Wood 13.5.2003 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Fairly widespread in small numbers in light woodland, especially amongst birches.