Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Broadleaved woody plants. Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc.
|Year first recorded||1929||1930||1846||1886||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1661||882||1728||1793||185|
|Number of individuals||2317||1521||2996||4022||280|
For the county, we have a total of 6249 records from 704 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A moth of woods and gardens and in some areas, such as the Wolds, almost restricted to the latter habitat (PQW pers. comm.). Recorded frequently in vice-counties 62 to 64 but slightly less in VC61 and VC65 where there is generally less woodland.
2012 (CHF): Continues to be common and widespread with no recent changes in numbers or range.