Norfolk status Widespread. Similar to H. pruniana but generally larger and the two dark postmedian dots are situated costal to the angle of the median fascia.
Common and widespread throughout Britain in Hawthorn and blackthorn hedges, thickets, gardens, orchards and open moorland. The larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Wild Cherry.
Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1984. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats