Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.
|Year first recorded||1905||1994||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||275||27||604|
|Number of individuals||298||31||658|
For the region, we have a total of 604 records from 96 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout Britain, but more local further north, the larva feeding on common mallow (Malva sylvestris), marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis), and hollyhock (Alcea rosa). In Dorset, the moth is essentially a coastal species where it is local, and usually at low density. It is rare inland despite its foodplant being widespread on disturbed, dry, nutrient-rich soils and along roadside verges. There are records from Iwerne Minster, the Wareham area and from Hurn. Although the moth bears a superficial similarity to the Shaded Broad-bar1732, the difference in emergence dates provide a useful clue for gauging identity.