Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.), alder (Alnus spp.), sallow (Salix spp.), and a variety of other deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and common to abundant in old deciduous woodland, particularly those with sizeable stocks of host foodplant.
Diagnostic: yellow thorax, so yellow that wasps often target and kill the moth as if it were a threat to them.
Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats