Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1905||1984||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1630||96||3452|
|Number of individuals||3273||188||6922|
For the region, we have a total of 3452 records from 334 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A lowland species in Britain, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of various grasses. In Dorset, the moth is common on dry unimproved grassland, and at low density to frequent elsewhere. It is usually on the wing between mid-June and mid-July, but a partial second brood occurs from mid-August in warmer than average summers such as 1975, 1995, 1996 and 2003.