Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding on bramble (Rubus fruticosus). In Dorset, this wonderfully-coloured moth is generally distributed but at low density, favouring woodland margins and clearings, hedges, scrubby heaths and waste ground where its foodplant is frequent. A partial second brood occurs during August.
Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1903. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats