Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1953||2007||1983||1953|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||604||1||62||1334|
|Number of individuals||898||4||66||1936|
For the region, we have a total of 1334 records from 284 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1953.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: Common across much of Britain, apart from northern Scotland, the larva feeding on the flowers and leaves of a wide range of plants. In Dorset, the moth occurs in most deciduous habitats and it is often common.