Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England and Wales, and rare in Scotland, the polyphagous larva feeding on various herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees. In Dorset the moth is local and at low density; it is most often encountered on calcareous clay and chalky soils in the north-eastern quadrant of the county where blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) are dominant plants in scrub or unmaintained hedgerow.
Care is needed in identifying darker, unicolorous specimens, as... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 19 (48%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1952. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats