Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to south-eastern Britain, the larva feeding on poplar (Populus spp.) and willow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density, typically occurring in river valleys where willows and poplars flourish; there is no indication that the species colonises sallow-rich localities. Although the moth is strongly attracted to sugar, many of the records are from light trap. The moth also flies during the day when it may be seen on house walls.
Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats