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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Common

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 18-21mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded190519831905
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records8011751952
Number of individuals249810167028
Unique positions1639344
Unique locations1349286
Adult records7051741758
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 1952 records from 286 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.


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© Julian Francis
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© Will Bown, May 2017
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© Martin Raper
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© Tom Morris
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© Phyl England

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout southern Britain, but rare further north, the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is locally common on heathland and on unimproved grassland on chalky soil. It is rarely observed elsewhere.

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