Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). The moth is a pest species occurring in northern Spain, southern and eastern France and eastwards across central and eastern Europe, the larvae living gregariously in webs and often defoliating areas of forest. In Dorset, four moths have been recorded. The first record, Swanage (Mrs J Colson; Entomologist 374), was not believed at the time: "Any lepidopterist who has first-Subsequent light trap records indicate that the... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1996. Last Recorded in 2015. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats