Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants. Nettle and docks.
|Year first recorded||1929||1930||1904||1886||1960|
|Year last recorded||2015||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||5318||1891||1484||3133||804|
|Number of individuals||10247||3764||2404||10794||1974|
For the county, we have a total of 12630 records from 762 sites. First recorded in 1886.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This is a moth of open spaces rather than woodlands, penetrating up to the edge of the moors (PQW). It is generally widespread and often common in all five vice-counties, although, in an area of Rotherham where it was previously common, there have only been three records between about 1954 and 1979 (Barringer & Ely, 1979).
2012 (CHF): This species is doing well and is common and widespread across all five vice-counties in both uplands and lowlands.