Davey, P., 2009: A very local species in southern England and the Lake District, the larva feeding on heather (Erica spp.), birch (Betula spp.) and creeping willow (Salix repens). In Dorset, the species is very local being confined to wet heaths and mire on sandy soils across the Poole Basin where it occurs at low density. The moth readily takes to the wing when disturbed during the day. Many of the localities where colonies occur lie within SSSIs. Continued monitoring is recommended although... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 15 (38%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1892. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats