Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Bulrush and Lesser Bulrush.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1847||1883||2000|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||334||95||196||166||31|
|Number of individuals||318||94||182||235||37|
For the county, we have a total of 822 records from 220 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and not often recorded but probably present in many areas where reedmace grows.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 29.9.2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): The relief map shows clearly that this is a moth of lowland Yorkshire where it is recorded widely wherever reedmace (Typha) grows. It is well known for wandering and can turn up in areas far from suitable habitat. Numbers are healthy and have grown since the mid 1990s though it is usually trapped in small numbers.