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, May-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1956||1986||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||769||49||1636|
|Number of individuals||929||59||1976|
For the region, we have a total of 1636 records from 382 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding on bramble (Rubus fruticosus). In Dorset, this wonderfully-coloured moth is generally distributed but at low density, favouring woodland margins and clearings, hedges, scrubby heaths and waste ground where its foodplant is frequent. A partial second brood occurs during August.