A local to very local species of southern and central England. Has been recorded from a wood in Devon on several occasions but is otherwise unreported from south-west England. Apparently absent from northern England, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Nationally Scarce B
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Bradley & Fletcher no:
Foodplant and Larval Feeding Signs:
Unknown in Britain, but in the late 1990s was found feeding on leaves of Quercus spp (oak) in Europe during late summer and autumn. The larva has been located in mosses on tree trunks which were formerly suggested as a possible foodplant. However this habit is now considered to be for pupation rather than as a foodplant.
Single brooded from mid-May to early July.
Earliest: 29th April circa 1900 (VC12) - the day and month were given but the year has had to be approximated and this may refer to a bred moth.