Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Hazel, Downy and Silver Birch.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1846||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||1904||2014||1955||2013||2014|
|Number of records||1||104||10||36||10|
|Number of individuals||0||81||2||43||9|
For the county, we have a total of 161 records from 91 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local, but thinly distributed in deciduous woodland over much of the County. Occasionally seen during the day, it has been observed alighting on the ground where it is well camouflaged amongst the dead leaves from the previous autumn (PQW pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): This is very much a moth of broad-leaved woodland on the edges of the uplands in the north of the county - well seen on the relief map. Quite local and only reported in small numbers. There are no recent records from the southern half of the county