Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widely distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Aug.
Foodplant: Various grasses.
|Year first recorded||1932||1994||1932|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||276||32||616|
|Number of individuals||1228||167||2790|
For the region, we have a total of 616 records from 252 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1932.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on the stem-bases of grasses (Poaceae). In Dorset, the moth is locally abundant on unimproved grassland on chalky soil, elsewhere frequent, rising to common locally in grassy habitats on neutral and sandy soils.