Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to the southern most counties of England, occurring very locally on shingle beaches and on chalky cliffs along the coast, the larva feeding on the ripening seeds of nottingham catchfly (Silene nutans) and on sweet william (Dianthus barbatus). In Dorset, the moth is common very locally on the chalk cliffs of the Purbeck coast. Nottingham catchfly is a very local plant in the county, and tends to be restricted to the edges and faces of coastal chalk cliffs.... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 13 (33%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1976. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats