Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||2006||2006|
|Year last recorded||2006||2006|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||2|
For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2006.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species of hill country, widespread in Wales, northern England and Scotland, the larva feeding on a wide variety of herbaceous plants, including nettle (Urtica dioica), dead-nettle (Lamium spp.) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). There are two records from Dorset. The first example is a suspected immigrant transported on south-easterly winds from central Europe: Bournemouth, flew into lighted bedroom window on 19 July 1933 (S Scarsdale Brown). Prior to 1940, the species had a distribution that was very much restricted to alpine regions. Since that time, it has become more widespread across northern Europe. The second example occurred in a northerly airflow originating over Scandinavia but also passing across northern England: Coldharbour, on 15 August 2006 (B Withers). A record month's total of four Great Brocade2137 occurred across the county during August 2006; one of these was recorded at the same location (Coldharbour) by B Withers on 19 August.