Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Probably two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Dead or decaying animal matter, bird's nests detritus.
|Year first recorded||1949||1859||1883||1965||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2011||2013|
|Number of records||97||49||62||18||13|
|Number of individuals||103||93||66||20||13|
For the county, we have a total of 239 records from 81 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and very common with many records from all five vice-counties. Can be reared in numbers from birds' nests and owl pellets.
2013 (CHF): Still common and widespread across the county, both at light and especially in nest boxes. It can be mistaken for the less common Monopis weaverella but the tornal spot is usually absent or indistinct.