Davey, P., 2009: A scarce migrant species recorded on only a few occasions in coastal localities in south-east England, and, between 1850 and 1890, a transitory resident in Kent, the larva feeding on common bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and clover (Trifolium spp.). The species occurs throughout mainland Europe except north-west France and Iberia. In Dorset, the moth has been seen on one occasion and, given the light easterly airflow at the time of capture, is likely to have been an immigrant example from northern Europe: Studland Heath, at light in 20 July 1951 (E Wild).