Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul, Aug.
Foodplant: Lady's, Heath and Hedge Bedstraw
|Year first recorded||1949||1883||1883||1883||1969|
|Year last recorded||2014||1978||2012||2011||2008|
|Number of records||29||2||20||89||3|
|Number of individuals||30||0||4||102||2|
For the county, we have a total of 143 records from 73 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Has spread slightly over the last few years and is now found as far north as Flamborough in VC61 and from VC62 where it had not been recorded for many years (Porritt, 1883-86).
2012 (CHF): All recent records have been from upland grassy areas in the west of the county. This moth is sometimes confused with Common Carpet.