Davey, P., 2009: A widespread but sparsely distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on the ripening seed capsules of bladder campion (Silene vulgaris) and sea campion (Silene uniflora). In Dorset, the moth always was rare. Any colonies that may have existed have long become extinct: Powerstock, (Dale), Sherborne, (Dale), Glanvilles Wootton, on 25 May 1815 (Dale), Portland, (Dale, N Richardson); Gussage St Michael, in 1877 (JHW), Cranborne, occasionally (F Fisher). The low density of... Read More
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Recorded in 7 (18%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2011. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats