Davey, P., 2009: A common species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and usually common, particularly so in deciduous woodland, but seemingly not as abundant as in former times. "In some years the larvae are destructively abundant forming a high percentage of the plague of winter moth caterpillars" (W Parkinson Curtis).
Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1940. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats