Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul, and Aug-Sep (-Oct).
|Year first recorded||1961||1985||1961|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||596||96||1384|
|Number of individuals||728||106||1668|
For the region, we have a total of 1384 records from 246 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1961.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain but restricted in the north to the Lake District and western Scotland, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth is locally frequent in the wettest parts of the Poole Basin, and at low density elsewhere in damp situations. A candidate potential host foodplant might be rush (Juncus spp.). The species is double-brooded in Dorset.