Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Oct, (recorded all months)
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1953||1846||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||3084||264||147||344||178|
|Number of individuals||4816||260||115||399||210|
For the county, we have a total of 4017 records from 339 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This annual immigrant distributes itself widely but quite thinly over all five vice-counties. Perhaps not surprisingly, it is most frequent near the coast.
2012 (CHF): One of our commoner migrant moths which turns up all over the county but most commonly in VC61. The biggest numbers were in 2006 when we had 400 records.