Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1983||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2333||1||47||4762|
|Number of individuals||5162||1||52||10430|
For the region, we have a total of 4762 records from 438 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on lady's bedstraw (Galium verum), goosegrass (Galium aparine), knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare) and other herbaceous low-growing plants. In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant on chalky soils. It is recorded in marsh and river habitat where it is possibly associated with common marsh-bedstraw (Galium palustre) and fen bedstraw (Galium uliginosum); also on clay soils and in nutrient-rich arable land where goosegrass and knotgrass abound, respectively. It is least frequent on open heathland.
Hill, L., 2013: