Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Unknown as majority undetermined.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1965||1975||1965|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||896||151||2094|
|Number of individuals||2390||348||5476|
For the region, we have a total of 2094 records from 300 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1965.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common lowland species in England and Wales, becoming more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata) and other grasses. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent, and occupies most habitats apart from heathland. It is common on unimproved grassland, and is frequent in woodland containing open grassy rides.