Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1905||1970||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2509||157||5332|
|Number of individuals||7754||275||16058|
For the region, we have a total of 5332 records from 468 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2194 White-point.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on various grass species such as cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata) and meadow grass (Poa spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant in deciduous woodland containing wood meadow-grass (Poa humilis), and on unimproved dry grassland where smooth meadow-grass (Poa pratensis) grows. Elsewhere, the moth is frequent.