Davey, P. (2009): This species is resident in Britain only along a relatively short stretch of coast between south-east Devon and south-west Dorset, the larva feeding internally on tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). The first British moth was discovered by F Morris at Charmouth in 1837. In Dorset, it is restricted to landslip habitat on lias soils along a ten-kilometer stretch between Lyme Regis and Eype where it is common very locally amongst dense tall fescue. Landslip comprising jurassic and... Read More
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Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1837. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats