Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England, the larva feeding on hard-bladed grasses notably mat-grass (Nardus stricta), sheep's fescue (Festuca ovina) and annual meadow grass (Poa annua). In Dorset, the moth is at low density, but locally abundant on unimproved calcareous grassland and frequent on dry heaths. Given these preferred habitats, sheep's fecscue (Festuca ovina), fine-leaved sheep's fescue (Festuca filiformis) and tufted hair-grass are likely food sources.
Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats