Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Unknown as majority undetermined.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1976||1984||1976|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||982||24||2012|
|Number of individuals||2786||39||5650|
For the region, we have a total of 2012 records from 284 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1976.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, Wales and southern Scotland, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata) and other grasses. In Dorset, the moth ranges from rare on sandy soil to common on chalky soils. It is equally common on unimproved grassland, scrub or grassy rides in open woodland on chalky soils. The species has also been found in river and fen habitat, notably on the River Frome, the River Piddle and on Bere Stream. In this wetland habitat, reed-canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) and reed sweet-grass (Glyceria maxima) may be host food-plants. It is largely absent from heathland.