Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and widely distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Aug.
Foodplant: Dried leaves and plant matter.
|Year first recorded||1889||1994||1889|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||140||119||518|
|Number of individuals||152||152||608|
For the region, we have a total of 518 records from 156 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern England and south Wales, the larval foodplant is unknown although dry vegetable refuse including dry berries is oft-quoted. Abroad, the larva is a pest of grape on vines (Vitis spp.). In Dorset, the moth is most frequent albeit at low density, within or close to woodland. Singletons are occasionally observed from more open, less leafy habitats such as localities along the coast.