Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Aug.
|Year first recorded||1955||2007||1987||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||1987||2011|
|Number of records||968||1||2||1942|
|Number of individuals||1240||3||2||2490|
For the region, we have a total of 1942 records from 186 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species limited to southern Britain, the larva feeding on traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba). In Dorset, the moth is common wherever the foodplant grows in woods, plantations and hedges, mostly on chalky soils. The peak of the second brood is, on average, nearly twice as large as that of the first brood.