Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Fairly common and mainly coastal resident/wanderer
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Sep.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants including nettles.
|Year first recorded||1964||2005||2011||1964|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1046||2||1||2098|
|Number of individuals||2486||2||1||4978|
For the region, we have a total of 2098 records from 186 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1964.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A very local species confined to the Channel Islands and the south coast of Devon, the larva feeding on a various herbaceous plants. The adult may be seen nectaring on the flowers of Buddleia davidii in sunshine, and is readily flushed from its resting-place by day. In Dorset, this exotic moth is well-established and often frequent along much of the coast between Abbotsbury and Portland. The few light trap observations further east and north include: Yetminster, on 31 July 2004 (Mrs A Barwick), Puddletown, on 28 August 2004 (H Wood Homer), Wimborne, ab. flava on 22 August 1994 (Miss M Brooks), Coldharbour, on 18 August 2006 (B Withers), Durlston, on 14 August 2004 (S Nash). The Jersey Tiger, although absent from much of the north-European coast, is found throughout Europe including the coast of northern France.