Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Common Reed.
|Year first recorded||1929||1938||1973||1920|
|Year last recorded||2014||2011||2014||2012|
|Number of records||50||4||42||10|
|Number of individuals||34||1||54||10|
For the county, we have a total of 106 records from 48 sites. First recorded in 1920.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have been several reports of this moth in recent years, all from low-lying reed-bed areas in the south of the County.
2012 (CHF): There has been a slight increase in records but this remains an uncommon moth in the county. There has been spread in recent years to the area south of Ripon and to Teesside. On occasions it is said to wander away from reedbeds but usually it is necessary to trap close to reeds to attract it to light.