Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Sep.
Foodplant: Various grasses.
|Year first recorded||1885||1994||1885|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||569||337||1812|
|Number of individuals||3526||1068||9188|
For the region, we have a total of 1812 records from 454 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common to abundant species throughout Britain, the larva feeding in the stem-bases of grasses (Poaceae). In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant in grassy places, with no geological preference.