Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-mid Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||1993||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||256||12||536|
|Number of individuals||263||12||550|
For the region, we have a total of 536 records from 156 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread but decreasing species in lowland Britain, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants, young shrubs and fruit trees. In Dorset, the moth is local and usually only singletons are observed. The Gothic seems to prefer watery habitats such as rivers and streams, and, "it turns up in coal houses, garden tool sheds and suchlike places." (W Parkinson Curtis manuscript), a set of preferences exhibited also by Old Lady2300.