Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
|Year first recorded||1955||2007||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1444||1||284||3458|
|Number of individuals||4796||3||1369||12336|
For the region, we have a total of 3458 records from 444 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on bracken (Pteridium aquilinium). In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant wherever bracken is dominant in woods, hedgebanks and on dry heathland, also on leached soils overlying chalk. The species tends to remain within the confines of its habitat and wanderers are rarely encountered well away from bracken communities.