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, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1955||2008||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1349||1||95||2890|
|Number of individuals||4776||1||256||10066|
For the region, we have a total of 2890 records from 378 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 the following spring. In Dorset, the moth is frequent, locally common, in deciduous woodland throughout the county, but rare or absent in open country. The national norm is for a single brood in June and July, but in Dorset the primary brood is centred on July. Examples of moths in mid-May suggest an occasional partial first brood. Moths noted in mid-August are possibly second brood examples of this secondary brood cycle.