Davey, P., 2009: A species that is widespread in England and Wales, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common in damp areas where sallow abounds, and becomes less common as habitats become drier. The peak of the second brood is, on average, more than twice as large as the peak of the first brood.
Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats