Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Very scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Ladys and Hedge Bedstraws.
|Year first recorded||1901||1901|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||93||186|
|Number of individuals||105||210|
For the region, we have a total of 186 records from 66 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1901.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern Britain, the larva feeding on hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo) and lady's bedstraw (Galium verum). In Dorset, the moth is very local and at low density, and confined to open woodland, scrub, and old hedgerows on chalky soils inland, and bushy places between Durlston and Charmouth, including Portland. Recommendations for unimproved grassland SSSIs on chalky soil include: maintaining areas of scrub and hedgerow that both contain hedge bedstraw and provide shelter for the adult moth; setting grazing levels to create medium-length sward regions within the grassland mosaic that host good stocks of lady's bedstraw.