Davey, P., 2009: An extinct resident and irregular immigrant species mainly to south-east England, the larva feeding nocturnally on the tender foliage of oak (Quercus spp.) springing from the stumps of felled trees, a requirement similar to that of the Orange Upperwing2257. The species occurred in Kent between 1942 and 1958, and in Sussex between 1873 and 1880 and again there in the early 1950s in old woodland where mature oaks were being harvested. In Dorset, three moths have been recorded at... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1992. Last Recorded in 1993. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats