Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-mid May.
Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1956||1983||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||708||280||1976|
|Number of individuals||2357||987||6688|
For the region, we have a total of 1976 records from 238 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is locally common in deciduous woodland and in mire habitat on heathland. Elsewhere it is at low density. The flight period varies according to how slow or advanced the season is.