Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, common in the south, less so further north, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), apple (Malus spp.), pear (Pyrus communis) and wild cherry (Prunus avium). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and common, rising to abundant in blackthorn thickets. Elsewhere, the moth is frequent among orchards and in gardens where fruit trees grow. It is absent from core heathland.
Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats