Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to the central and western highlands of Scotland, and also recorded as an immigrant most frequently in northern and eastern Britain, the larva feeding on bog myrtle (Myrica gale). Abroad, the species inhabits open, bog-myrtle rich habitat within forested mountain regions, where immense populations of larvae occasionally occur. In Dorset, the moth has been seen on ten occasions, all but one at light traps, and all coincident with north-easterly airflows from... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 8 (20%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1964. Last Recorded in 2007. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats
Immigrants arrive August - September
Bog-myrtle plus other plants including Sallow and Birch