Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1905||1987||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||618||43||1322|
|Number of individuals||841||45||1772|
For the region, we have a total of 1322 records from 266 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in Britain, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth has been recorded in thirty-three sites, but only a maximum of two or three records in any single year for any single locality. The exception is a damp deciduous woodland site at Merley close to the River Stour near Wimborne where approximately forty percent of all Dorset records have occurred in just two years of trapping.
Hill, L., 2013: New account to follow...