Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-May.
|Year first recorded||1955||1983||1955|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2534||324||5716|
|Number of individuals||7790||991||17562|
For the region, we have a total of 5716 records from 344 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding on honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.). In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and frequent, rising to common along woodland edges, hedge banks and among scrub on undercliffs. Very early examples include the following light trap records: Preston, on 8 December 2004 (R Lambert), Gaunts Common, 30 November 1994 (P Davey).