Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant species seen on twenty occasions in Britain, the first in Kent in 1870 and then not again until 1955. The moth is resident in the tropics and the sub-tropics, the larva feeding on various wild and cultivated herbaceous plants and vegetables, including tomato and soybean. In Dorset, six moths have been seen, all at light traps: Sherborne, on 25 September 1967 (C Gibson), West Bexington, on 26 October 1995, 13 October 2005 (R Eden), Durlston, two on 26 October... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1995. Last Recorded in 2014. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats
May, September to October
Thorn-apple, Tomato, Tobacco, Banana, Canna lilies and many other plants