Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in southern Britain more local further north, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), birch (Betula spp.), oak (Quercus spp.) and beech (Fagus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent in oak woods, and, where its foodplants occur in quantity, it can be common. The Scorched Wing is also resident and at low density at West Bexington and at St Alban's Head; in these open coastal situations the likely food source is blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).
Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats