Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Red, White and Sea Campion.
|Year first recorded||1905||1987||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1510||71||3162|
|Number of individuals||1717||74||3582|
For the region, we have a total of 3162 records from 296 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2166 Campion.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widely distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on the ripening seeds of various campions (Silene spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density but is more widespread and marginally more frequent than the Campion2166, which it resembles. It occurs on all soil types, most frequently on chalky soils, but also on sandy soil where its foodplant is likely to be red campion (Silene dioica). The moth is double-brooded in the county, the generations overlapping, and the peak of the first brood is fifty percent more numerous than that of the second brood.