Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Clovers and vetches.
|Year first recorded||1959||2007||1983||1959|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||411||2||3||832|
|Number of individuals||1058||5||1||2128|
For the region, we have a total of 832 records from 216 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1959.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeds on clovers (Trifolium spp.) and vetches (Vicia spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread, and ranges from virtually absent on acid soil, to abundant on unimproved damp grassland on chalky or neutral soil.