Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Red Campion.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||647||58||1410|
|Number of individuals||841||67||1816|
For the region, we have a total of 1410 records from 238 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species over much of Britain, but local in northern Scotland, the larva feeding in the seed capsules of red campion (Silene dioica), white campion (Silene latifolia), and bladder campion (Silene vulgaris). In Dorset, the moth is at low density but widespread. It rises to frequent on chalky soil where arable and grassy verges support white campion, and in the west of the county on hedgebanks and in woods where red campion thrives.