Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Various short grasses, especially Sheep's-fescue.
|Year first recorded||1885||1993||1885|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||665||349||2028|
|Number of individuals||5406||1196||13204|
For the region, we have a total of 2028 records from 482 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: The commonest ‘grass moth’ and an abundant species throughout Britain, the larva feeding on the lower part of the culm of grasses (Poaceae).In Dorset, the moth is abundant on unimproved grassland and frequent to common in grassy places generally, irrespective of soil type and habitat.