Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not very frequent in July, unusually on elm. Bentley Woods, and bred in July 1899.from pupae under oak-bark at Wherstead. Shrubland, Ipswich, Staverton, (Whit).
Recent Status: Common in woodland and scrub.
Life Style: A single brooded summer species that flies at night and comes to light. The ova are laid in batches on bark and covered with a protective coating. They hatch the following year to the larvae that feed on buds, leaves and flowers of a wide variety of deciduous and coniferous trees and shrubs.
Identification: This species in most similar to A. crataegana but in A. xylosteana both the middle and most distal dark patches reach the costa enclosing a small pale area between them.
Recorded in 44 (76%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1899. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats