Davey, P. 2009: A declined species occurring very locally on moorland in northern England, north Wales and Scotland, the larva is polyphagous on trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth has disappeared as it has across much of southern Britain. It used to occur sparingly in a range of diverse habitats across the county, often in a rather drier biotype than that occupied by the Red Sword-grass2241. The following records refer: Sherborne, several (J Douglas), Bere Wood, one (E... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1885. Last Recorded in 1995. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats
Thistles, Creeping Cinquefoil, Common Restharrow, others