Range & Status
Formerly very widespread throughout England, but has become increasingly very scarce.
Recorded from St. Merryn in 1925 (Blair, 1931) and Penzance in 1932 by R.T. Bannister.
Habitat & Ecology
Larvae develop in twigs and smaller branches of a variety of broadleaved trees and shrubs, including Dog Rose Rosa canina agg. and Bramble Rubus fruticosus agg. Formerly a pest of wickerwork. Reported in woodland and scrub.
Changing woodland structure, through plantation forestry and abandonment of old coppices.
Maintenance of open sunny areas within and around woodlands where a variety of native trees and shrubs may develop.