Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1970||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||3168||1||153||6644|
|Number of individuals||10377||12||617||22012|
For the region, we have a total of 6644 records from 494 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern England and south Wales, the larva feeding on various lichens. In Dorset, the moth occurs in two quite different biotypes: it is common in damp situations such as fens, river valleys and wet woods, but also locally frequent on dry chalky soils. The moth is scarce on open heathland. Of the eighty-three examples trapped at Arne Wood Wood between 1974 and 1995, 54% were of the typical grey-winged form, and 46% referred to the yellow form ab. stramineola.