Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Grasses and bushes, Hawthorn for example, while the moorland populations usually feed on Heather spp..
|Year first recorded||1959||1985||1959|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||125||107||464|
|Number of individuals||171||177||696|
For the region, we have a total of 464 records from 70 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1959.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to southern and eastern England, the larva feeding on various grasses and deciduous shrubs. In Dorset, the moth is local and confined mainly to the eastern and southern portion of the county where it colonises unimproved grassland, particularly on scrub and bramble-rich sites.