Life history: Although widely distributed across the county, this species is never common but is recorded annually. It has a single generation, flying between July and September.
Identification: It is one of a few similar 'Thorns' but can be distinguished by the shape of the cross-lines on the forewings; the inner line is distinctly curved whilst the outer line is kinked where is meets the leading edge.
Habitats: The moth inhabits woodland, parks and gardens where the larvae feed on trees such as Oak and Beech.
Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1893. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats