Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1955||1985||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||493||10||1006|
|Number of individuals||1128||13||2282|
For the region, we have a total of 1006 records from 292 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
Similar species: 2443 Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species, and common in montane regions in northern Britain, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants including nettle (Urtica dioica), dead-nettle (Lamium spp.), hedge woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) and wood-avens (Geum urbanum). In Dorset, the moth is widespread but at low density, being most frequent in open deciduous woodland. The national norm is for a single brood in June and July, however, in warm summers, there is a partial second brood from mid-August to mid-September.