Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two overlapping generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1940||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||166||288||247||821||83|
|Number of individuals||162||395||267||1591||110|
For the county, we have a total of 1605 records from 380 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Generally common on heaths and moors throughout all five vice-counties and also quite frequently taken in valleys and far away from moorland.
2012 (CHF): Numbers of this moth have declined significantly in the last five years though it is still reported widely across the county. Most records are from the uplands though for a heather-feeding moth is is surprising how many records are from lowland areas. Two overlapping generations; the second being the largest.