Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid Jun-mid Aug.
Foodplant: Bedstraw spp.
|Year first recorded||1934||1934|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||34||68|
|Number of individuals||40||80|
For the region, we have a total of 68 records from 38 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1934.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to southern England, the larva feeding on hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo) and lady's bedstraw (Galium verum). In Dorset, the moth is rare. The few records hint at a similar distribution to that of the Ruddy Carpet1735, but even more thinly spread. The majority of inland records tend to be from unimproved grassland on chalky soils where lady's bedstraw is probably the main foodplant. Conservation measures are the same as those proposed for Ruddy Carpet