Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||1970||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||5085||165||10500|
|Number of individuals||10019||263||20564|
For the region, we have a total of 10500 records from 538 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 1764 Chloroclysta citrata (Dark Marbled Carpet).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on many plants including sallow (Salix spp.), birch (Betula spp.), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), dock (Rumex spp.) and bramble (Rubus fruticosus). In Dorset, the moth is common in every habitat apart from open heathland where it is frequent only.