Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1955||1985||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||351||31||764|
|Number of individuals||591||110||1402|
For the region, we have a total of 764 records from 194 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widely distributed species in Britain most often encountered in southern woods and on northern moors, the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees. In Dorset, the moth is headquartered in deciduous woodland where it as at low density; elsewhere it is rare. The following recorded at light traps are suspected second generation examples: Puddletown, on 7 Augus 1999 (H Wood Homer), Oakers Wood, on 24 August 1995 (P Davey), Gaunts Common, on 3 August 1991 (P Davey), Slepe, 4 August 2003 (D Cooper), Arne Wood, on 11 August 1977, 14 August 1977, 10 August 1983 (B Pickess).