Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Sep-mid-Oct.
Foodplant: Various herbaceous plants and trees
|Year first recorded||1955||2006||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011|
|Number of records||200||6||412|
|Number of individuals||432||8||880|
For the region, we have a total of 412 records from 66 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the polyphagous larva feeding on various herbaceous plants and deciduous trees. In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, being confined to scrub and bramble-rich grassland localities on chalky soils both inland and on the coast, and to other localities close to chalk-sourced rivers, such as the River Stour and the Moors River.