Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Aug-Sep.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1982||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2363||1||108||4944|
|Number of individuals||5355||0||145||11000|
For the region, we have a total of 4944 records from 502 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on lady's bedstraw (Galium verum), and hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo). In Dorset, the moth has a similar distribution to the Common Carpet1738, and it too is locally abundant on unimproved grassland where bedstraw grows in quantity, and in localities where cleavers (Galium aparine) festoons hedges and ditches. Elsewhere it is common, but on sandy soil it is at low density. The peak of the first brood is, on average, twice as large as that of the second.