Davey, P., 2009: A local and declining species with a scattered distribution across Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata), common couch (Elytrigia repens) and reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea). The adult is thought to aestivate between late-July and mid-August. In Dorset, the moth used to be frequent very locally within two markedly different bioptypes, heathland and chalky grassland, but has declined to the point of extinction... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1932. Last Recorded in 2018. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats