Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.
|Year first recorded||1905||1975||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||3766||357||8246|
|Number of individuals||50211||2086||104594|
For the region, we have a total of 8246 records from 358 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain and rare further north, the larva feeding on various grasses. In Dorset, this highly variable moth is widespread and common, increasing to abundant on unimproved grassland.