Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Bramble and Dewberry.
|Year first recorded||1905||2008||1983||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2631||1||149||5562|
|Number of individuals||7518||4||657||16358|
For the region, we have a total of 5562 records from 544 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to England and Wales, the larva feeding on bramble (Rubus fruticosus). In Dorset, the moth is common throughout the county, apart from on Portland where it is infrequent. The moth has a similar distribution to that of the Peach Blossom1652, but based on records received the Buff Arches is fifteen times more common. The following singletons are likely to have been second brood individuals: West Bexington, at MV light on 8 October 1997 (R Eden), Boys Wood, at MV light on 2 October 2003 (P Davey).