Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Local
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1955||1982||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2010||2011|
|Number of records||479||36||1030|
|Number of individuals||1112||224||2672|
For the region, we have a total of 1030 records from 82 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants before hibernation and the young foliage of shrubs and trees during the following spring. In Dorset, the moth occurs at low density in deciduous woodland within the birch/heather terrain on sandy soils, but it is rare or absent away from sandy soils. A potential second brood example follows: Hengistbury Head, at MV light on 25 October 2000 (M Jeffes).