Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Oct.
Foodplant: Not recorded in UK.
|Year first recorded||1951||1951|
|Year last recorded||2008||2008|
|Number of records||11||22|
|Number of individuals||11||22|
For the region, we have a total of 22 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1951.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant to southern England, first recorded in 1951 in Surrey, and resident in the tropics where it is a pest species on beet (Beta spp.) crops; the larva also feeds on goosefoots (Chenopodia spp.) and pigweeds (Amaranthus spp.).
In Dorset, eleven moths have been seen, all at light traps: Eype Mouth, on 13 October 2008, Portland, on 10 and 11 October 1995, 10 and 26 October 2006 (M Cade), Puddletown, on 17 October 2006 (H Wood Homer), Scar Bank, on 7 September 1951 (A Russell), Durlston, three on 28 October 2006 (P Davey, Dr J Clarke), West Blagdon, on 17 October 2006 (D Green). All dates coincided with mainly southerly airflows originating from regions south of 35°N.