Davey, P., 2009: A species mainly confined to the British coastline, but also found locally inland across southern Britain, the larva feeding on heather (Calluna spp.), trefoil (Lotus spp.), common rock-rose (Heliathemum nummularium), cinquefoil (Potentilla spp.), and other herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth colonises two distinctly different biotypes. The first is damp heathland across the Poole Basin where heather and marsh cinquefoil (Potentilla palustris) are potential host foodplants.... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 20 (50%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1884. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats