Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to southern Britain, the larva feeding on buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus). In Dorset, the dearth of recent records indicates that the species is at low ebb. The only recent resident record is of a post-hibernated individual in buckthorn-rich habitat on Fontmell Down. Old records suggest that colonies existed amongst scrub on chalk downland sites inland and in alder buckthorn localities in the Poole Basin. Coastal... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 12 (30%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1886. Last Recorded in 2015. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats