Davey, P., 2009: A declining species, formerly restricted to Hampshire and Dorset heathland but last seen in the former county during the 1960s, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the species has declined to the point of extinction. At the present time the moth is holding on precariously in four sites on sandy soil. "At one time locally common, but now local and retrogressive; its habitats are very rapidly disappearing. Apart from what is left of the trough of Poole, the heathland... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 9 (23%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1886. Last Recorded in 2014. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats