Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Ribwood Plantain and other plantains.
|Year first recorded||1885||1994||1885|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||172||52||448|
|Number of individuals||255||48||606|
For the region, we have a total of 448 records from 190 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern England and south Wales, the larva feeding in the rootstocks of plantains (Plantago spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent locally in the Poole Basin on tracks or disturbances across dry heaths and at low density along the coastal belt; in both biotypes, buck’s-horn plantain (Plantago cornopus) is a likely host plant. The following light trap records may refer to dispersed individuals: Puddletown, on 19 June 2000 (H Wood Homer), Shapwick, on 19 June 2000, 14 June 2003 (P Davey).