Davey, P., 2009: A declining species, now rare in south-east England, the larva feeding on field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). In Dorset, the moth used to colonise flowery meadows very locally on dry chalky soils both inland and on the coast. From the late 1930s, inland observations ceased, and colonies on the Purbeck coast and on Portland were all that remained. From 1950, a further contraction occurred and the Purbeck colonies disappeared leaving Portland as the sole refuge still to be... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 11 (28%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1897. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats