avey, P., 2009: Common in Britain, the larva feeding on most trees and shrubs. The female is practically wingless. Nurserymen paint sticky substances around the circumference of fruit trees to prevent females reaching the buds to lay eggs. In Dorset, the moth is practically ubiquitous, and ranges from abundant in deciduous woodland and unstrimmed hedgerow habitat, and frequent to common elsewhere.
Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1930. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats