Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
|Year first recorded||1905||2003||2007||1982||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2003||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||4373||1||2||223||9198|
|Number of individuals||30327||1||12||1360||63400|
For the region, we have a total of 9198 records from 590 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species with a general distribution over England, Wales and eastern Scotland, the larva feeding on lichens growing on trees, shrubs, rocks, walls and fence posts. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common, and rises to abundant in unimproved grassland, but it is infrequent on open heathland.