Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Tufted Vetch.
|Year first recorded||1895||1895|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||255||510|
|Number of individuals||400||800|
For the region, we have a total of 510 records from 180 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1895.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in south-eastern England, local in Wales, central and eastern England, and absent elsewhere, the larva feeding on tufted vetch (Vicia cracca). In Dorset, the moth is widespread but local and at low density, but common on unimproved grassland on ill-drained clay soils containing areas of tall sward. In this habitat, meadow vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis) or dyer's greenweed (Genista tictoria) may host the moth. A record of a potential second brood example follows: Hurn, at MV light on 16 September 2006 (M Jeffes).