Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to England and Wales, the larva feeding on buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, and occupies similar habitats to the Brown Scallop. This species is fairly regularly recorded from just one site on sandy soil, Hurn. Here the species is associated with alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus) - see also Brown Scallop.
Recorded in 28 (70%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats