Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Vagrant/Accidental
Local Status: Rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Oct.
|Year first recorded||1990||1990|
|Year last recorded||2008||2008|
|Number of records||7||14|
|Number of individuals||7||14|
For the region, we have a total of 14 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1990.
Similar species: 2102 Ochropleura plecta (Flame Shoulder).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A southern European species first recorded in Sussex in 1983 with a handful of records along the south coast subsequently, the larva leading feeding on trefoils (Lotus spp.) and other herbacious plants. The moth prefers open, dry, warm situations, and is double-brooded on the continent, the first brood on the wing in April and May, the second in the autumn. The author found the species to be common in the vicinity of dried-out salt-marsh habitat at Beziers in France on the Mediterranean coast. In Dorset, the moth has been seen at light traps on seven occasions: Walditch, on 29 November 2000 (M Parsons), West Bexington, on 18 October 2001, 22 October 2008 (R Eden), Portland, on 11 November 2001, 11 November 2004 (M Cade), Puddletown, on 31 October 2002 (H Wood Homer), Durlston, on 17 October 1990 (D Brown).