Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants including Bramble.
|Year first recorded||1822||2005||1822|
|Year last recorded||2010||2007||2010|
|Number of records||93||5||196|
|Number of individuals||118||8||252|
For the region, we have a total of 196 records from 130 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1822.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva is polyphagous on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is common locally within tall grassland on chalky soils where it may easily be disturbed from downland plants such as greater knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa). Elsewhere, it is very local in damp woodland such as Melbury Park, Bracket's Coppice, Bere Wood and Arne Wood, and fen habitat at Crossways.