Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Common Mouse-ear and Field Mouse-ear.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||40||26||71||88||34|
|Number of individuals||43||18||54||97||88|
For the county, we have a total of 259 records from 162 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recently recorded from several new sites but still rather local. This is a day-flying species so may be under-recorded. Ideal habitats seem to comprise long grass with Cerastium sp. present, such as in hay meadows (PQW pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): A day-flying moth of flower-rich grassland. Still very local in the county and may be declining a little recently.