Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to acid soils in the British Isles, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees, including birch (Betulae spp.) and sallow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density, and found exclusively on heathland blocks, particularly those where deciduous trees and shrubs such as birch, sallow or bog-myrtle (Myrtillus vaccinium) are present, a preference exhibited also by Ringed Carpet1939.
Recorded in 17 (43%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1964. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats