Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1983||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||4934||2||176||10224|
|Number of individuals||18615||6||646||38534|
For the region, we have a total of 10224 records from 570 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2199 Mythimna pallens (Common Wainscot).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on a wide variety of grasses. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and common, rising to abundant in unimproved grassland, falling to frequent on open heathland.
Hill, L., 2013: Additional diagnostic includes more rounded forewing apex than Common Wainscot2199 and other species.