Davey, P., 2009: A local species in the British Isles, the larva initially mining the leaves of common sorrel (Rumex acetosa) and then feeding on the outer surface of the plant's lower leaves. In Dorset, the moth is local, frequenting unimproved grassland on calcareous and neutral soils. On optimum sites it can be abundant and in such places may be observed visiting flowers such as knapweed (Centaurea spp.) and field scabious (Knautia arvensis).
Recorded in 13 (33%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1889. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats