Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Woody plants
|Year first recorded||1956||2008||1983||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1716||1||120||3674|
|Number of individuals||5448||1||281||11460|
For the region, we have a total of 3674 records from 436 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species over much of Britain, the larva feeding on a wide variety of deciduous tree, shrub and plant species. In Dorset, the moth is common in deciduous woodland and scarce away from the shelter of such habitat - the species has yet to be trapped on Portland. A small percentage of Mottled Beauty has the central area of the forewing and the hindwing as a contrasting broad dark band; this striking form is called ab. conversaria.