Davey, P., 2009: A local species limited to southern Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.) and occasionally birch (Betula spp.), sallow (Salix spp.) and sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus). In Dorset, the moth is local and tends to be confined to old oak and birch woodland, favouring open, well-lit situations. Whitesheet Plantation is a good locality for the moth; here the habitat is again open but with plantation birch and sallow predominating.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 21 (53%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1953. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats
May - July
Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows