Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Low growing plants, Broad-leaved Dock, Ribwort Plantain etc.
|Year first recorded||1905||1975||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2995||205||6400|
|Number of individuals||7610||380||15980|
For the region, we have a total of 6400 records from 348 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species throughout Britain, the larva feeding on the roots and inner stems of a wide variety of herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and common, although at low density in open heathland. It is on the wing for a relatively protracted period between late July and mid October.