Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1956||2008||1970||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||4456||1||280||9474|
|Number of individuals||17803||7||1351||38322|
For the region, we have a total of 9474 records from 524 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
Similar species: 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (Rustic).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common lowland species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and frequent to common with a slight preference for deciduous woodland. In addition to the main single generation in mid summer, a much smaller bivoltine cycle is suspected with peaks in early June and in early-September.