Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout England and Wales, but more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and hawthorn (Crateagus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent amongst blackthorn and hawthorn scrub, thickets and hedgerows, and deciduous woodland edges; it is largely absent from heathland.
Recorded in 31 (78%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1930. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats