Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in south-east England, more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on the flowers of common milkwort (Polygala vulgaris) and possibly lousewort (Pedicularis sylvatica). In Dorset, the moth occupies three biotypes. It is locally abundant on dry unimproved short-turf grassland on chalky soil - in these situations the foodplants are common milkwort and chalk milkwort (Polygala calcarea). It is locally frequent on sandy soil where heath milkwort (Polygala... Read More
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 24 (60%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats