Davey, P., 2009: A local and potentially under-recorded species in lowland Britain, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth which is visually more micro than macro (for example roughly one third the size of Pleuroptya ruralis1405), is mainly confined to acid bogs within the Poole Basin where it is usually frequent.
Given this very specific biotype, a potential candidate host foodplant might be purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea spp.). The moth has been noted on three... Read More
Recorded in 14 (35%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1886. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats