Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Vagrant/Accidental
Local Status: Very rare and very local vagrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
Forewing: M 15-17mm, F 18-20mm
Foodplant: Sessile Oak, Pedunculate Oak, Turkey Oak and Evergreen Oak.
|Year first recorded||2010||2009|
|Year last recorded||2010||2009|
|Number of records||1||1|
|Number of individuals||0||0|
For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 2009.
Current status (CHF, 2011): NEW COUNTY RECORD - Leeds 2009. The communal larvae of this moth have been reported from various sites in the London area since 2006, mostly on imported oaks. In 2009, a larval nest was found on an imported oak in Leeds. Searches in 2010 failed to find any more at this site however another larval web was found at a site in Sheffield, again on an imported oak. This species is a quarantine pest and any suspected occurrence should be reported to the Forestry Commission, however it may already be well established in the south east so it is likely that we may hear more about it in years to come.