Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to south-east England, but in recent years has spread westwards, the larva feeding on tormentil (Potentilla erecta). In Dorset, the species was first encountered in the far east of the county at Matchams in 1986, and up to 2007 just a handful of sites elsewhere across the Poole Basin. In these places the species favours open woodland on sandy soils, particularly where bracken flourishes in warm, sheltered gulleys: Trigon, five at MV on 13 July 1996 (C... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 17 (43%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1933. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats