Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Lady's and Hedge Bedstraw
|Year first recorded||1904||1904|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||222||444|
|Number of individuals||496||992|
For the region, we have a total of 444 records from 102 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1904.
Similar species: 1738 Common Carpet.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, the larva feeding on hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo) and lady's bedstraw (Galium verum). In Dorset, the moth is frequent very locally and has been found in a number of unimproved grassland localities on chalky soil. Inland, favoured localities include Lyscombe Hill, Puddletown, the Purbeck Ridge, Badbury Rings, and Bottlebush Down. Coastal localities include Charmouth, West Bexington and Durlston.