Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Docks, Sorrel, Knotgras.
|Year first recorded||1964||1984||1964|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||581||139||1440|
|Number of individuals||956||235||2382|
For the region, we have a total of 1440 records from 194 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1964.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to south-east England and the West Midlands, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density being restricted to sandy soils across the Poole Basin, and to a lesser extent to the London Beds that wrap around the Bagshot Beds. Roughly forty per-cent of the county total has been caught at Arne Wood, a damp deciduous woodland locality on sandy soil, although the moth is also regularly reported from the relatively open landscape at Hengistbury Head too.