Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mid May-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||1970||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||3167||193||6720|
|Number of individuals||10003||739||21484|
For the region, we have a total of 6720 records from 382 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in lowland southern Britain, more coastal in the north, the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and frequent to common with no apparent ecological preference. Potential second brood singletons are occasionally seen following warmer than average summers, the following records refer: West Bexington, 20 September 2003, 25 September 2004 (R Eden), Gillingham, 22 September 2006 (G Hopkins), Arne Wood, at MV on 1 September 1976, 4 September 1976, 21 September 1976 (B Pickess), Whitesheet, at MV on 7 September 1986 (Miss M Brooks).