Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted mainly to the coasts of southern England and East Anglia, the larva feeding on the inner stems of bulrush (Typha spp.), yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus), and branched bur-reed (Sparganium erectum). The species is reputed to always colonise habitat containing common reed (Phragmites australis) although it is apparently never a host plant. In Dorset, the moth is exceedingly local although often common where it occurs. It is headquartered at Studland where it... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 18 (45%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats