Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widely distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1885||1995||1885|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||181||140||642|
|Number of individuals||195||302||994|
For the region, we have a total of 642 records from 166 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, Wales and southern Scotland, the larva feeding on mosses (Musci spp.), in particular the moss Tortula muralis. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and usually at low density, but locally frequent near habitation where old roofs and walls support colonies of Tortula ruralis, and in sandy localities such as Arne Wood, Town Common, Canford Heath and Great Ovens Hill. However, Dr P Sterling has looked for but has never seen larvae or larval feedings in the moss Tortula ruralis ssp. ruraliformis where it colonises tracks on sandy soils.