Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Common Reed.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||986||152||2276|
|Number of individuals||1805||407||4424|
For the region, we have a total of 2276 records from 208 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found in reedbeds throughout Britain, the larva feeding in the lower stems and roots of common reed (Phragmites australis). In Dorset, the moth is common within all the larger reedbeds, frequent in the smaller reedbeds along the coast and inland fens, and scattered in wetland situations elsewhere inland. The moth is prone to wandering and has occasionally been trapped some distance from suitable habitat. It has a prolonged flight period.