Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Aug-Sep, (May-Oct).
Foodplant: Bedstraws, Willowherb.
|Year first recorded||1990||1990|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||12||24|
|Number of individuals||12||24|
For the region, we have a total of 24 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1990.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A strongly migratory species headquartered south of 30°N and a rare visitor to Britain, the larva feeding on grape-vine (Vitis vinifera), fuschia, willowherb (Epilobium spp.), bedstraw (Galium spp.) and virginia creeper (Parthenocissus spp.). No larvae have been found in the wild in the UK. The adult is fond of nectaring at scented flowers from dusk onwards. In Dorset, the moth has been recorded twenty times, with roughly half of these in the past twenty years and usually during the autumn, mainly coincident with southerly airflows from Iberia and north-west Africa.