Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Tufted Hair-grass.
|Year first recorded||1956||2008||1985||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||489||1||37||1054|
|Number of individuals||1138||6||52||2392|
For the region, we have a total of 1054 records from 266 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found across much of Britain, the larva feeding on the inner parts of tufted hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa). In Dorset, the moth is abundant in old grassland on ill-drained clay soil in the Blackmoor Vale. It is frequent in marsh and in open woodland on clay soils, and on dry unimproved grassland. There are very few records from heathland blocks within the Poole Basin.