Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-mid Aug
|Year first recorded||1963||1983||1963|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||109||16||250|
|Number of individuals||108||15||246|
For the region, we have a total of 250 records from 86 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1963.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring across England and Wales, but very local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the flowers of many plants including mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). In Dorset, the moth is at very low density, and at most noted only a handful of times in a single year from any one locality. This may be because mugwort is a fairly local and thinly spread plant, growing in roadside verges, urban wasteland and tips, but rarely in permanent, native habitats.