Davey, P., 2009: A very rare immigrant species and first recorded in Britain in 1958 and then in 1992, but with increasing frequency this century. It is headquartered in the sub-tropics including north Africa, and is an immigrant to southern Europe, the larva feeding on globe thistle (Echinops exaltatus) and bean caper (Zygophyllum fabago). On 9 May 1958 a south-westerly airflow brought the first British example to Dorset. A further four examples have been recorded in recent years at light... Read More
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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1958. Last Recorded in 2015. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats