Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
|Year first recorded||1998||1998|
|Year last recorded||1998||1998|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||2|
For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1998.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species given to cyclical variation in abundance and restricted to edges of marshes and meadows in central eastern England, the larva foodplant is unknown. Adults aestivate, often gregariously, under loose bark and in outbuildings following their emergence at the end of June; they then reappear in September.
In Dorset, the moth is likely to be just beyond the edge of its range in England, and has only been seen once in recent times. This individual is likely to have originated from central or eastern France; a brisk south-easterly airflow transported many immigrant species to the county a few days earlier: Puddletown, at MV light on 4 September 1998 (H Wood Homer), Cranborne, (F Fisher).