Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Aug, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Common Nettle.
|Year first recorded||1905||1973||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||5582||317||11798|
|Number of individuals||11224||615||23678|
For the region, we have a total of 11798 records from 622 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on nettle (Urtica dioica). In Dorset, the moth is frequent to common wherever nettles grow. The peak of the second brood is slightly larger on average, than the peak of the first.