Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||1988||2011|
|Number of records||402||4||812|
|Number of individuals||738||11||1498|
For the region, we have a total of 812 records from 234 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local woodland species in England and Wales, the larva feeding nocturnally on the flowers and immature seeds and later the foliage of various grass species. In Dorset, the moth is locally common in deciduous woodland on chalky soils and frequent in similar habitat on clay soils; wood melick (Melica uniflora), wood millet (Milium effusum), false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) and wood meadow-grass (Poa nemoralis) are potential food plants in these places. It is rare on sandy soil and in grassland.