Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England and Wales, the polyphagous larva feeding mainly on herbaceous plants found in damp habitats such as meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) and common valerian (Valeriana officinalis). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density inhabiting wetland, particularly river valleys that support unimproved, unpolluted, herb-rich water meadows, also marsh, plus damp woodland rides and clearings.
Recorded in 22 (55%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1886. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats