Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Late May-mid Aug.
Foodplant: Traveller's Joy.
|Year first recorded||1959||2007||1959|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||444||2||892|
|Number of individuals||666||2||1336|
For the region, we have a total of 892 records from 120 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1959.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to southern Britain, the larva feeding on traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba). In Dorset, the moth is frequent and shares the same habitat type and distribution as the Small Waved Umber1781, although the Fern tends to be at a slightly lower density.