Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common but restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: late May to Jul.
Foodplant: Various herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1903||1983||1903|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||416||146||1124|
|Number of individuals||749||400||2298|
For the region, we have a total of 1124 records from 184 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1903.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva is polyphagous. In Dorset, the moth is at low density, especially away from sandy soil, but it is locally frequent where bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) is dominant and in the few localities where broom (Cytisus scoparius) flourishes.