Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants and heathers.
|Year first recorded||1954||1982||1954|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||530||138||1336|
|Number of individuals||1572||614||4372|
For the region, we have a total of 1336 records from 152 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1954.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain that is more frequently encountered in northern districts, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants and grasses, and on the young leaves of trees in spring. In Dorset, the moth ranges from frequent on sandy soils to local in unimproved calcareous grassland habitat along the Purbeck Ridge and along the Purbeck coast. Wanderers are occasionally trapped elsewhere across the county, but otherwise it is seldom seen.