Davey, P., 2009: A very local species confined to sandy coasts in Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on creeping willow (Salix repens) and on sand dune plants, and then hiding in a burrow in the sand by day. In Europe, the moth also inhabits gravelly river shingle. The name of the moth was coined following the capture of a specimen by the Duchess of Portland, indeed, historically, a colony existed on Chesil Beach and it is possible that the original moth hailed from this colony.... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1929. Last Recorded in 2016. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats