Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common but restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Late May-early Jul.
Foodplant: Ivy and Knot-grass.
|Year first recorded||1955||1973||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||972||84||2112|
|Number of individuals||1851||133||3968|
For the region, we have a total of 2112 records from 282 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to southern England and south Wales, the larva likely to be polyphagous. In Dorset, the moth occurs in two rather different habitats. The first is oak woodland where it is locally common and the second is in suburban environments where it is regularly encountered but at low density. Elsewhere, it occurs infrequently. In addition to the dominant single mid-June to mid-July brood, a partial bivoltine cycle is suspected with a number of records in May and in August. The national norm is a single brood between mid-June and mid-July, followed by a partial second brood in late July and August. In southern Europe, the moth is bivoltine.