Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-mid Aug.

Forewing: 13-16mm.

Foodplant: Grasses.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded190519861905
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records25148598
Number of individuals35469846
Unique positions7610172
Unique locations7210164
Adult records23348562
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 598 records from 164 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.


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© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local wetland species found as far north as southern Scotland, the larva feeding inside the stems of reed-canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) and reed sweet-grass (Glyceria maxima). In Dorset, the moth shares the same habitat and has a similar density to that of Small Clouded Brindle2331. It is therefore local and strictly associated with river, fen and marsh habitat, being found on most of the county's river systems plus all the county's harbours and lagoons. The following records refer to dispersed individuals: Portland, at MV light on 10 July 1999, 23 June 2003, 11 July 2004 (M Cade). The following examples were trapped on the coast at times of immigration: Ringstead, on 14 July 2003 (D Foot et al), St Albans Head, two on 7 August 1992 (P Davey), Durlston, on 26 June 2003 (P Davey).

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