Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant/Adventive
Local Status: Recent adventive, possible migrant?
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Common Reed.
|Year first recorded||2001||2001|
|Year last recorded||2003||2003|
|Number of records||2||4|
|Number of individuals||1||2|
For the region, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2001.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: First recorded in Britain in Hampshire in 1988, subsequently in Surrey in 1989, and then in Oxfordshire in 1995. In 1999, three more were found in a single locality in Devon, and subsequent research revealed common reed (Phragmites australis) in the form of new thatch recently imported from Hungary as a likely source for the moths (Butter, 1999, Atropos#8: pp11, 12).
There are two light trap records of the moth in Dorset, coincident with notable immigrations from central or northern Europe being transported to the UK by very warm south-easterly airflows: Milton-on-Stour, on 26 June 2001 (J Burge) – see also account of the Rosy Marbled2396, Walditch, on 14 July 2003 (M Parsons).
Hill, L., 2014: Recent new site records include Briantspuddle on 26 June 2012 (J McMillan); Tolpuddle on 7 July 2013 (J Francis) and Shaggs on 17 June 2014 (L Hill).