Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid May-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1929||1994||1929|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||581||70||1302|
|Number of individuals||1819||84||3806|
For the region, we have a total of 1302 records from 422 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1929.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, the larva is polyphagous mainly on herbaceous plants, including woundworts (Stachys spp.), nettle (Urtica dioica), ivy (Hedera helix) and dog’s mercury (Mercurialis perennis). In Dorset, the moth is widespread, and common locally in deciduous woodland, particularly on chalky soils, but largely absent from open habitat on sandy soils across the Poole Basin.