Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Dog-rose other wild rose.
|Year first recorded||1955||1988||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||709||21||1460|
|Number of individuals||943||20||1926|
For the region, we have a total of 1460 records from 248 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on wild rose (Rosa canina). In Dorset, the moth is common in scrub and hedgerow habitat wherever wild rose is to be found; it occurs at roughly the same density as the Shoulder-stripe1746. In the warm summer of 1995, several second brood moths were recorded at light traps: Gillingham, seven between 25 August 1995 and 30 September 1995 (G Hopkins), Lilliput, on 14 October 1995 (A Bromby). A further late individual: Swanage, on 1 September 1998 (R Cox).