Davey, P., 2009: A common lowland species in England and Wales, becoming more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata) and other grasses. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent, and occupies most habitats apart from heathland. It is common on unimproved grassland, and is frequent in woodland containing open grassy rides.
Of the three closely related 'Minors', this is the most widespread. Diagnostics include: the darkest... Read More
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Recorded in 7 (18%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1995. Last Recorded in 2018. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats