Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Hemp Agrimony.
|Year first recorded||1818||2003||1818|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||65||5||140|
|Number of individuals||97||5||204|
For the region, we have a total of 140 records from 100 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1818.
Davey, P., 2020: Hemp Agrimony Plume Adaina microdactyla. Absent from much of Scotland and occurring more frequently as one heads south through the UK, the larva feeding on hemp agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum. In Dorset, this species is found where its host plant flourishes, for example, in river valleys, along forest tracks on alkaline soils, on roadside ditches adjacent to heathland, and in undercliff in the west of the county.