Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1954||2008||1954|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||297||1||596|
|Number of individuals||654||1||1310|
For the region, we have a total of 596 records from 206 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1954.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, most frequent in southern England and Wales, the larva is polyphagous and its diet includes various herbaceous plants, honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). In Dorset, this fine moth is frequent in deciduous woodland, and locally common in old woods with dense vegetation on chalky soils. The moth is usually rare or absent well away from woodland.