Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1970||1982||1970|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||309||124||866|
|Number of individuals||845||552||2794|
For the region, we have a total of 866 records from 130 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1970.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A coastal sandhill and heathland species in Britain, the larva feeding on various small herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is locally common on coastal sandhills and on heathland, but is absent from clay and chalky soils. The White-line Dart is a highly variable species, and occasionally small dark forms approaching the closely related continental species Euxoa crypta are observed.