Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Traveller's-joy, Clematis.
|Year first recorded||1905||1983||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||1989||2011|
|Number of records||714||2||1432|
|Number of individuals||1037||2||2078|
For the region, we have a total of 1432 records from 222 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A locally common species in southern Britain, very local in northern England, the larva feeding on traveller's joy (Clematis vitalba), and abroad also on Ranunculaceae species. In Dorset, the moth is found wherever traveller's joy grows in woods, plantations and hedges, mostly on soils with high calcium content.