Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Bedstraws and Field Bindweed.
|Year first recorded||1970||1999||1970|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||179||9||376|
|Number of individuals||245||9||508|
For the region, we have a total of 376 records from 68 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1970.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local single-brooded species confined to southern England and Wales, the polyphagous larva feeding on low plants, grasses and fallen leaves for example birch (Betula spp.). In Dorset, the moth is very local, forming isolated colonies on marshy ground and wet flushes on wetland sites across the county. Colonies are present on the southern and western flanks of Poole Harbour, in the Stour valley, Luckford Lake and the Moors River.