Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 11-13mm.
Foodplant: Common and Sheeps Sorrel.
|Year first recorded||1889||2005||1889|
|Year last recorded||2011||2005||2011|
|Number of records||61||1||124|
|Number of individuals||488||3||982|
For the region, we have a total of 124 records from 40 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.
Similar species: 0164 Adscita geryon (Cistus Forester).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in the British Isles, the larva initially mining the leaves of common sorrel (Rumex acetosa) and then feeding on the outer surface of the plant's lower leaves. In Dorset, the moth is local, frequenting unimproved grassland on calcareous and neutral soils. On optimum sites it can be abundant and in such places may be observed visiting flowers such as knapweed (Centaurea spp.) and field scabious (Knautia arvensis).