Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and mainly coastal resident.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-mid Sep.
|Year first recorded||1890||1991||1890|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||388||64||904|
|Number of individuals||1423||110||3066|
For the region, we have a total of 904 records from 156 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1890.
Similar species: 2357 Amphipoea lucens (Large Ear) and 2360 Amphipoea oculea (Ear Moth).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A predominantly coastal saltern and dune species in Britain, the larva feeding on the roots and stem bases of grasses. In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, confined to coastal marsh, fen and saltern habitat. It is recorded regularly from the Fleet, Radipole, Lodmoor, Poole Harbour and Christchurch Harbour. Many examples trapped inland, suggest that the moth undertakes short to medium-range dispersal occasionally.
Hill, L., 2013: