Scarce to uncommon resident, but widespread in the lower Severn Valley.Found in parks, hedgerows, amenity plantings and fens.The larvae found in the living wood of a variety poplar species where they may spend two or three years. They prefer older trees.Can be found resting on tree trunks, often as a mating pair. Attracted to the HOR pheromone lure, usually in the morning.Note Distinguished from Lunar Hornet Moth by bright yellow head and shoulder patches and black collar.
Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.First Recorded in 1853.Last Recorded in 2019.(Data up to end 2019)Additional Stats
Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.First Recorded in 1853.Last Recorded in 2019.(Data up to end 2019)Additional Stats
Golden Cinnabar Membership