Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Purple Moor-grass and Common Cottongrass.
|Year first recorded||2010||2010|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2||4|
|Number of individuals||2||4|
For the region, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2010.
Similar species: 2358 Amphipoea fucosa (Saltern Ear) and 2360 Amphipoea oculea (Ear Moth).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species that is restricted to upland areas in western and northern Britain, the larva feeding on the roots and stem bases of grasses such as small reed (Calamagrostis spp.), cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata) and purple moor-grass (Molinea caerulea). The adult flies in August and September. In Dorset, there is just one single record. On the capture date, a warm south-west to westerly airflow was established, and it is likely this individual originated from upland grassland habitat in Devon: Broadwey, 9 August 2010 (P Harris).
Hill, L., 2013: