Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Red Campion.
|Year first recorded||1956||1988||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||355||4||718|
|Number of individuals||425||4||858|
For the region, we have a total of 718 records from 194 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
Similar species: 1803 Small Rivulet.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found over much of Britain, but local in northern Scotland, the larva feeding in the flowers and seed capsules of red campion (Silene dioica). In Dorset, the moth is at low density but widespread, frequent in the west and north but becoming scarcer further east, typically occurring on hedgebanks and in woodland where Red Campion abounds.