Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread but at low density across the county. The larva shares the same foodplants as those of the Poplar Hawk but it is observed far less frequently. The following individuals were trapped on late dates, and suggest a very occasional second brood: West Bexington, at MV on 22 July 1996 and 9 August 1997 (R Eden).
Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1895. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats