Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Aug.
Foodplant: Cleavers and Bedstraws
|Year first recorded||1929||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||5971||1549||646||3016||778|
|Number of individuals||18223||3505||1270||10854||2896|
For the county, we have a total of 11960 records from 801 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now common to abundant in many lowland areas, especially of VC64 but less common on higher ground. The foodplant (cleavers), is common in hedgerows alongside arable fields but dies out if grazed so the moth is mainly associated with arable farming and smaller scale cultivation (PQW). Recorded over all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread in both upland and lowland areas of the county.