Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very scarce and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-early Aug.
Foodplant: Black Currant, Red Currant.
|Year first recorded||1928||1985||1928|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011|
|Number of records||98||18||232|
|Number of individuals||155||41||392|
For the region, we have a total of 232 records from 72 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1928.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found widely across England and Wales but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on red currant (Ribes rubrum) and black currant (Ribes nigrum). In Dorset, the moth is found almost exclusively in urban areas close to allotments and nurseries where the host foodplants are grown. Although red currant is a frequent understory shrub in damp woodland, no colonies have yet been encountered in these 'natural' situations.