Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Rowan.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1886||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2011||2014||2009|
|Number of records||289||45||221||10|
|Number of individuals||409||22||448||8|
For the county, we have a total of 565 records from 165 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Fairly well distributed in vice-counties 62 to 65 wherever rowan occurs in woodland or on moors.
2012 (CHF): There has been a decrease in records of this upland moth and like many moths with a north-westerly distribution it may be suffering from recent climatic change. There is certainly no shortage of its foodplant in upland areas.