Davey, P. (2009): A much-decreased species, formerly local in southern England, now restricted to a few localities in Kent, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth used to occur in the south-western sector of the Blackmoor Vale, presumably at a time when the Vale contained large areas of unimproved neutral grassland on ill-drained clay soil. Today, there is probably less than one hundred acres of this valuable habitat left, due to the widespread draining, and in many cases,... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1836. Last Recorded in 1960. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats
Wild Marjoram, Common Knapweed and Common Bird's-foot Trefoil