Davey, P., 2009: A sparsely distributed species in England, the larva feeding on the roots and inner stems of butterbur (Petasites hybridus). In Dorset, the moth is local and under-researched. The foodplant is virtually absent from Purbeck and sandy soils, but forms colonies along streams and sometimes on damp verges in the west and north of the county. It is likely that the moth will be found in any site that supports reasonable quantities of butterbur. Actinic light trapping among their... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 8 (20%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1947. Last Recorded in 2002. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats