Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 13-16mm.
|Year first recorded||1940||1953||1926||1940||1976|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2010|
|Number of records||50||67||60||147||13|
|Number of individuals||65||115||30||333||32|
For the county, we have a total of 337 records from 217 sites. First recorded in 1926.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and often very common where it does occur, although it flies before dark and is seldom taken at light. Bracken is a main foodplant but it may also be numerous well away from any apparently suitable habitat.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but probably under-recorded. Most often recorded at dusk but does occasionally come to light traps.