Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: St John's-worts.
|Year first recorded||1905||1982||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||90||47||274|
|Number of individuals||108||88||392|
For the region, we have a total of 274 records from 66 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 1867 Treble-bar Aplocera plagiata.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species across southern England, but local in northern England and Wales, the larva feeding on st john's-wort (Hypericum spp.). In Dorset, the moth has been recorded from the same range of habitat types as the Treble-bar1867. Localities where both species have occurred are as follows.
1 West Bexington, Woolgarston, West Blagdon, Durlston
2 Chase Woods, Gaunt's Common, Stubhampton Bottom, Iwerne Minster
4 Arne, Hurn, Boys Wood, Bloxworth Wood
5 Brownsea Island, Holt Heath, Holton Heath Marsh