An uncommon though increasing resident.
Sometimes abundant in Poplar plantations and willow beds but also in hedgerows, scrub, woodland, gardens.
Overwinters as a small larva in a communal web. Adults come readily to light.
Note Larger than Yellow-tail and Brown-tail.Appears more translucent and legs are black and white.
Recorded in 73 (52%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)