Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||185||228||826|
|Number of individuals||376||502||1756|
For the region, we have a total of 826 records from 128 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widely distributed species in Britain usually in coastal, estuarine, large river or moorland habitat, the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is frequent in coastal salterns and fens from the Fleet eastwards, notably at Weymouth, in Poole Harbour and at Hengistbury Head, and is locally frequent also in the fens on the river system passing through Wareham. In Dorset, the moth is double brooded in May and early August; an additional peak in June suggests a separate univoltine cycle. The national norm is for a single brood in June and July in the north and a double brood in the south.