Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
|Year first recorded||1966||1975||1966|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||833||101||1868|
|Number of individuals||1669||250||3838|
For the region, we have a total of 1868 records from 234 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1966.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to lowland England and coastal districts in Scotland, the larva feeding nocturnally on various grasses. In Dorset, the moth is a denizen of unimproved grassland and ranges from common on chalky soils to locally frequent on neutral or acid soils. Elsewhere it is rare.