Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Hedge Bedstraw, Ribwort Plantain, Bramble, Bluebell.
|Year first recorded||1905||1982||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1026||90||2232|
|Number of individuals||2884||206||6180|
For the region, we have a total of 2232 records from 258 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth occurs widely but is generally at low density rising to frequent in damp woodland, marshes and on unimproved grassland on chalky soils.