Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1940||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||66||54||85||724||71|
|Number of individuals||26||65||92||3246||242|
For the county, we have a total of 1000 records from 270 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Often frequent on moors. Less common in the valleys and other lowland areas of all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): A common moth of upland areas. Most of our records come from the western half of VC64 where it can be locally abundant eg 157 at Scar House on 4.6.2004. Reported widely in small numbers from lowland areas and although most of these are genuine records, it can be mistaken for other species in particular Dusky Brocade and Cabbage so care should be taken with moths seen away from typical habitat. Numbers fluctuate, but so does trapping in the uplands so the population is probably stable.