Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1883||1904||1847||1883||1983|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1144||272||299||286||37|
|Number of individuals||1332||308||340||477||44|
For the county, we have a total of 2038 records from 276 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded quite widely in vice-counties 61 to 64. There seems to be no reason why it should not occur similarly in VC65 if searched for, although it is rare in the west of VC66 (Dunn & Parrack, 1986). In VC61 and east VC62 it is reported to often be common, especially as larvae, on low, damp ground (PQW).
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 6.7.1983 (SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Fairly widespread across the county, usually in damp grassy places. The biggest numbers come from VC61. This moth looks very like some forms of Common/Lesser Common Rustic but flies much earlier. A fresh "Common Rustic" in June is likely to be Small Clouded Brindle and conversely a fresh "Small Clouded Brindle" in August is likely to be Common/Lesser Common Rustic.