Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common but restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1643||153||3592|
|Number of individuals||9559||906||20930|
For the region, we have a total of 3592 records from 390 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species with a general distribution over southern Britain, the larva feeding on lichens. In Dorset, the moth occupies a range of different biotypes. It is abundant on dry heathland, locally common among sand dunes, fens, salterns and damp woods, and frequent on dry unimproved grassland on chalky soils. There are very few records from Portland and from the west Dorset coast. Although the moth is on the wing during July and August, the following were likely to have been second brood examples: Arne Wood, at MV light on 24 September 1977, 30 September 1986, 14 October 1990 (B Pickess).