Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||2005||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2005||2011|
|Number of records||970||1||1942|
|Number of individuals||1907||1||3816|
For the region, we have a total of 1942 records from 244 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2442 Autographa pulchrina (Beautiful Golden Y).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England, Wales and southern Scotland, more local further north, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth prefers open situations and is frequent in unimproved grassland on neutral or chalky soils; it is virtually absent from sandy soils, and at low density elsewhere including woodland.