Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, mid May-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1955||1987||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2010||2011|
|Number of records||1987||34||4042|
|Number of individuals||5565||36||11202|
For the region, we have a total of 4042 records from 442 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants before hibernation and the foliage of shrubs and trees during the spring. In Dorset, the moth is locally common in deciduous woodland and on birch-clad heathland, but at low density elsewhere. The species is highly variable, and Square-spot Rustic2134 is occasionally mistaken for it even though this species is on the wing at an earlier time of year.