Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Forewing: M 11-16mm. F 15-20mm.
Foodplant: Grasses, Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1929||1930||1846||1940||1969|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||5025||788||1173||1526||284|
|Number of individuals||41942||1783||2998||5787||1306|
For the county, we have a total of 8796 records from 694 sites. First recorded in 1846.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often frequent or common throughout all five vice-counties, although numbers may vary considerably from year to year. The moth flies well before dusk low over grassy areas.
2012 (CHF): The commonest of the Swift Moths and widespread in all areas. The forewing marking vary considerably, especially in the male. The female is larger and greyer. Numbers are stable.