Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Forewing: M 12-16mm., F 15-20mm.
Foodplant: Common Reed and Reed Sweet-grass.
|Year first recorded||1930||1995||1930|
|Year last recorded||2010||2006||2010|
|Number of records||38||11||98|
|Number of individuals||91||16||214|
For the region, we have a total of 98 records from 56 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1930.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species of large reedbeds in southern Britain, the larva feeding in the stems and rootstocks of common reed (Phragmitis australis) and reed sweet-grass (Glyceria maxima), and the adult is on the wing during June and July. In Dorset, the moth is mostly restricted to large reedbeds and their environs in the Poole Basin from Wareham to Christchurch where it is locally common, but it is occasionally recorded elsewhere.