Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.
Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||1975||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2937||309||6492|
|Number of individuals||15003||1463||32932|
For the region, we have a total of 6492 records from 356 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2231 Deep-brown Dart.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, but scarce in central and eastern England, the larva feeding on various grasses and herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent rising to abundant locally on unimproved grassland on chalky soils and on heathland where heather (Calluna vulgaris) and heath (Erica spp.) are likely foodplants.