Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug, (Sep-Oct).
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1919||1953||1926||1886||1961|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||8713||3635||5486||6508||1023|
|Number of individuals||23668||10223||15835||25409||3138|
For the county, we have a total of 25365 records from 1098 sites. First recorded in 1886.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Well distributed and often common over all five vice-counties except possibly on the higher moorland areas. There are two forms of this moth, one with the typical banded appearance and the other (ab.remutata (Linnaeus)) which lacks these markings. Both occur frequently in the County.
2012 (CHF): Widespread and common across the county. Between 10 and 20% are of the banded form.