Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Extinct
Local Status: Rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
|Year first recorded||1993||1993|
|Year last recorded||2006||2006|
|Number of records||16||32|
|Number of individuals||16||32|
For the region, we have a total of 32 records from 12 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1993.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: An extinct resident that was last seen in Cambridgeshire, Burwell Fen and Wicken Fen, in the 1870s, the larva feeding on bedstraw (Galium spp.). The moth is widespread in Europe, colonising wetland. In Dorset, eleven individuals have been caught at light traps in coastal localities and all except the August 2006 examples are suspected immigrants: Walditch, on 10 June 2006 (M Parsons), West Bexington, on 5 August 1993, 6 August 2006 (R Eden), Portland, on 19 June 2000, 10 and 12 September 2005, 13 and 24 June 2006, 4, 5 and 8 August 2006 (M Cade). There was no opportunity for immigration in the first week of August 2006 as west then north-westerly airflows from the Atlantic prevailed. Although Many-lined were recorded elsewhere in the UK around 10 June 2006, none were observed in the UK, apart from Dorset during the first week of August 2006. It seems likely therefore, that these were home-grown offspring from the June influx.