Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Forewing: M 16-18mm. F 14-16mm.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1955||1986||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1014||91||2210|
|Number of individuals||2154||152||4612|
For the region, we have a total of 2210 records from 306 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout Britain, the polyphagous larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth ranges from locally common in deciduous woodland, to rare in tree-less habitat; it seems to have no geological preference.