Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Na
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Yellow Loosestrife.
|Year first recorded||1934||1998||1934|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||7||24||62|
|Number of individuals||8||38||92|
For the region, we have a total of 62 records from 20 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1934.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, the larva feeding on yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris). In Dorset, yellow loosestrife is a local plant that grows by rivers and streams chiefly within the dampest parts of the Poole basin. The habitats occupied by this large and rather rare Pug include wet alder woods next to the Moors River, wet ditches along open woodland rides at Holt Heath, flushed bog at Stoborough Heath, and reed beds and wetland at Holton Heath. There are historical records from Chamberlaynes in fen habitat on the River Piddle and from Norden among fen and reedbed on the Corfe River. The larvae seem to prefer shaded, even lightly wooded habitat, rather than open situations. It is recommended that this species be included in management plans for wetland sites containing viable stocks of yellow loosestrife.