Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers of goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea). In Dorset, the foodplant is local and decreasing in woods and on heaths on sandy soil and on greensand. There was evidently a relatively strong colony amongst golden-rod growing in Bere Wood historically as evidenced by the late nineteenth and early twentieth century records: Bere Wood, a fair number of larvae from flowers and seed-heads of golden-rod "larvae seem very local -... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1886. Last Recorded in 2001. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats