Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jun.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1890||1985||1890|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||589||128||1434|
|Number of individuals||1450||220||3340|
For the region, we have a total of 1434 records from 254 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1890.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern Britain, the larva feeding on a variety of herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth occurs on unimproved grassland along the coast where it is locally common, and inland, very locally in river habitat and ill-drained soils. Inland localities include the River Stour: Milton-on-Stour, Motcombe, Gillingham, Iwerne Minster, Piddles Wood, Shillingstone, Shapwick; the River Piddle: Bere Regis, Bere Stream; the Blackmoor Vale: Holnest, Rooksmoor, Alners Gorse, and Woolland.