Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Goose-foots and Oraches.
|Year first recorded||1885||1999||1885|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||152||3||310|
|Number of individuals||156||3||318|
For the region, we have a total of 310 records from 84 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species across England, but very local in Wales, the larva feeding on the ripening seeds of goosefoot (Chenopodium spp.) and orache (Atriplex spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density and occurs most often in the vicinity of pebble beaches or muddy shores where orache and sea purslane (Atriplex portulacoides) grow, notably the Fleet, Portland Harbour and Poole Harbour. The species also occurs very locally inland in high-nutrient arable situations, possibly feeding on many-seeded goosefoot (Chenopdium polyspermum), fat hen (Chenopodium album) or spear-leaved orache (Atriplex prostrata).