Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-May.
Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2005||2011|
|Number of records||72||4||152|
|Number of individuals||101||4||210|
For the region, we have a total of 152 records from 60 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2188 Clouded Drab.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England and Wales, and rare in Scotland, the polyphagous larva feeding on various herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees. In Dorset the moth is local and at low density; it is most often encountered on calcareous clay and chalky soils in the north-eastern quadrant of the county where blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) are dominant plants in scrub or unmaintained hedgerow.