Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Not well known in the wild, docks and sorrels.
|Year first recorded||1940||1939||1846||1886||1904|
|Year last recorded||2013||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||66||150||301||487||72|
|Number of individuals||73||112||314||714||71|
For the county, we have a total of 1076 records from 341 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Fairly well scattered over the County but most frequent on higher ground. Recorded from all five vice-counties. The dark ab. olivacea (Stephens) is also recorded.
2012 (CHF): This is a moth of upland grassland but does occur in some lowland areas. Numbers have gradually reduced in recent years, particularly in the lowlands, and it has become rare in the south and east of VC63. It is rarely recorded in any more than ones and twos at light. This may be another example of a species retreating to the uplands because of climatic change.