Davey, P., 2009: The first British moth was discovered on the Isle of Portland by E Curtis on 24 June 1831. The xerothermic species is only found in Dorset, the larva feeding on the dry and withered leaves of many herbaceous plants including yarrow (Achillea millefolium), field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), and bramble (Rubus fruticosus). The single-brooded moth is found in grassy, scrubby undercliff on Portland, St Albans Head and at Winspit on Purbeck. Research in other herb-rich... Read More
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Recorded in 14 (35%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1884. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats