Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation Aug-Oct, hibernates to following Spring.
|Year first recorded||1905||1991||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||60||24||168|
|Number of individuals||71||45||232|
For the region, we have a total of 168 records from 68 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local and since the 1950s, declining species that was previously widespread across southern England, now mainly restricted to and sparsely spread across south-east England, the larva feeding on hop (Humulus lupulus). The moth is most often encountered hibernating inside houses or outbuildings between September and May, but it occasionally visits low-wattage light traps. In Dorset, the moth is local but often common where it occurs, and colonises hop-rich river valleys and nutrient-rich hedgerows on geology younger than cretaceous, and so is in effect restricted to the Poole Basin and adjacent London Beds. Hop also grows in the north and west of the county, but no moths have been seen in this region. The following record is likely to be of a dispersed example: Winspit, on 9 May 2008 (P Davey).