Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1970||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||4158||1||178||8674|
|Number of individuals||24244||3||1678||51850|
For the region, we have a total of 8674 records from 516 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2110a Noctua janthina (Langmaid's Yellow Underwing).
For further information refer UK Moths.
> Davey, P., 2009: A species with a wide distribution in Britain, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants and shrubs. In Dorset, the moth is common rising to abundant in deciduous woodland. Unusually high numbers of adults were trapped between 30 July and 10 August 1994, as shown in the first graphic of numbers trapped across the county during the summer of that year. These peaks contrast markedly with the numbers for an average year, 1998, shown in the second graphic. The simultaneous immigration of Flame2098 and Flame Shoulder2102 moths has been discussed in each of their accounts. A more recent immigration event involving this species, was noted on the coast: Durlston, 270 on 5 August and 350 on 7 August 2003 (J McGill).