Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Nov, peak Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Clover and grasses.
|Year first recorded||1883||1974||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2012||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1326||73||104||172||142|
|Number of individuals||4205||117||154||333||374|
For the county, we have a total of 1817 records from 154 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common in lower areas and occasional elsewhere in all five vice-counties.
Beaumont, 2002: During 1996 this moth occurred widely and commonly throughout the County, being more frequent than for many years and was recorded from the beginning of June to late October.