Davey, P., 2009: A local species found in heathland and moorland regions of western Britain, the larva feeds on gorse (Ulex europaeus) and broom (Cytisus spp.). In Dorset, the moth was discovered by T Box in 2006 atop Black Down colonising gorse growing on the acid gravel soils around Hardy's Monument. This remains the only site where the species has been found in the county.
This species is very similar to July Belle. Diagnostics include a 'pipped' discal spot; a discal spot off-centred... Read More
Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2006. Last Recorded in 2010. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats