Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Cleavers, Hedge and other Bedstraws
|Year first recorded||1926||1953||1846||1886||1960|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||5305||1790||1864||3583||1022|
|Number of individuals||7947||3031||2840||8545||2769|
For the county, we have a total of 13564 records from 1308 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Similar species: Wood Carpet.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and often seen more during the day when flushed from cover than at light. Several species of bedstraw are used as larval foodplants and P.Q. Winter reports finding larvae on hedge bedstraw and lady's bedstraw and observing ovipositing on cleavers.
2012 (CHF): Still extremely common and occurs all over the county.