Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Plant debris.
|Year first recorded||1929||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||588||475||667||999||133|
|Number of individuals||571||614||737||1697||173|
For the county, we have a total of 2862 records from 289 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and recorded from all five vice-counties, but generally no more than fairly common. This moth is quite a feature of urban and suburban areas, and can often be found at lit windows or seen flying at dusk.
2012 (CHF): Now regularly bivoltine in the county with peaks of emergence in July and September. Widespread across the county and doing well. Can be mistaken for a pug!