Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-May.
Foodplant: Dog-rose other wild rose.
|Year first recorded||1929||1883||1847||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||928||427||175||497||145|
|Number of individuals||1335||606||159||865||176|
For the county, we have a total of 2172 records from 318 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Records are fairly thinly scattered across all five vice-counties, it is locally common in areas where wild rose is found. The early flight period of this moth (March and April) may mean it is under recorded.
2012 (CHF): Widespread in small numbers across the county in woodland, hedgerows and gardens. Numbers are stable.