Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid May-mid Aug.
Foodplant: Various grasses.
|Year first recorded||1885||1994||1885|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||554||101||1310|
|Number of individuals||12956||382||26676|
For the region, we have a total of 1310 records from 460 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A frequently abundant species across Britain, the larva feeding on the stem-bases of grasses (Poaceae). In Dorset, the moth shares the same range and habitat preferences as Crambus lathoniellus1301, but on chalky soils it is even more abundant. The moth is on the wing over a protracted three-month period.