Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Common
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||1983||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||801||175||1952|
|Number of individuals||2498||1016||7028|
For the region, we have a total of 1952 records from 286 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout southern Britain, but rare further north, the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is locally common on heathland and on unimproved grassland on chalky soil. It is rarely observed elsewhere.