Davey, P., 2009: A very local species restricted to the coastal counties of England and Wales, but spread rapidly inland from 1950 occupying waste ground often in towns and cities, only to decline subsequently, the larva feeding on the flowers and seeds of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). In Dorset, the moth is confined to Portland where the caterpillars feed on wormwood. This plant is restricted to just a few sites on the Purbeck coast, and on Portland where it... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1936. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats