Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Oct-Jan, peak late Oct-early Nov.
Foodplant: Broadleaf Trees, Oak, Birch, Elm etc.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||297||590||168||956||342|
|Number of individuals||439||1554||218||3442||767|
For the county, we have a total of 2353 records from 300 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed over all five vice-counties and most commonly found in well wooded areas. The late emergence of this moth means it is not commonly reported, but the larvae may often be found on tree-trunks in June.
2012 (CHF): Doing well across the county but curiously absent from the south-west despite there appearing to be plenty of suitable habitat.