Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: None
Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||1972||2004||1972|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1517||12||3058|
|Number of individuals||3134||42||6352|
For the region, we have a total of 3058 records from 226 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1972.
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For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of common couch (Elytrigia repens) and cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata). In Dorset, the moth is common in unimproved grassland, arable, garden and verge habitat. It ranges from locally abundant in undercliff situations on the coast and on unimproved grassland on chalky soils inland, to rare on heathland. The moth is single brooded between mid-May and early July, however, in Dorset, a partial second brood has been noted from late July and into August in eleven of the past twenty years.