Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1889||1983||1889|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||480||94||1148|
|Number of individuals||734||138||1744|
For the region, we have a total of 1148 records from 224 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A single-brooded species confined to England where it is locally common in the south becoming scarcer further north, the polyphagous larva feeding on fallen withered or dry leaves, and on mosses. In Dorset, the moth is most frequently recorded at house windows being attracted to relatively low wattage neon or actinic light. In the absence of light trap records, information relating to this species is scant and the status of the moth is unclear. The number of Dwarf Cream Waves trapped at Arne Wood comprises sixty per cent of the Dorset total; this locality is situated in mature oak and birch woodland on sandy soil. A small partial second brood has become apparent in recent years in the late summer, and, for the first time, May records too.