Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1892||1997||1892|
|Year last recorded||2011||2002||2011|
|Number of records||181||4||370|
|Number of individuals||523||5||1056|
For the region, we have a total of 370 records from 116 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1892.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species confined mainly to south-east England where it is local, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of various grasses. In Dorset, the moth occurs in two biotypes. On unimproved chalky grassland it is local and rarely common; for example there is a strong colony at Durlston but there have been no recent records from Portland. Singletons encountered in the Poole Basin suggest colonisation of acid grassland, but in these situations it is rare. Dispersed singletons occasionally turn up elsewhere.