Davey, P., 2009: A rare species confined to the southern coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Hampshire, the larva feeding nocturnally on grasses including common couch (Elytrigia repens) and annual meadow grass (Poa annua). In Dorset, this handsome moth is common and occasionally abundant on undercliff habitat on Portland and on Purbeck. It also colonises sand dune habitat on Studland and, historically, at Sandbanks and at Bournemouth. "The species seems to be established from Portland along... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 7 (18%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1885. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats