Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1888||2008||1888|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||374||1||750|
|Number of individuals||1489||1||2980|
For the region, we have a total of 750 records from 156 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1888.
Similar species: 2035 Round-winged Muslin.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widely distributed species throughout Britain, but local in the south-east of its range, the larva feeding on small lichens growing on stones and on branches of trees in open situations. In Dorset, the moth is locally abundant along the Purbeck and west Dorset coasts, and on Portland. Elsewhere, the rather scattered nature of the records suggest dispersal from the coast on occasion.