Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Oct.
Foodplant: Grasses and small herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||1970||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||5965||448||12826|
|Number of individuals||34279||2414||73386|
For the region, we have a total of 12826 records from 490 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 and grasses. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common, rising to abundant on unimproved grassland. The national norm is for a single brood in August and September, but many early summer records from a range of localities and recorders across the county suggest a partial bivoltine tendency in recent years.