Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce A
Local Status: Very rare resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Sea Lavender.
|Year first recorded||1925||1925|
|Year last recorded||2009||2009|
|Number of records||7||14|
|Number of individuals||14||28|
For the region, we have a total of 14 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1925.
Davey, P., 2020: Cliff Plume Agdistis meridionalis: A very rare species restricted to coastal sites in south-west England, the larva feeding on rock sea-lavender Limonium binervosum. In Dorset, there are just seven records of this highly cryptic species, and all but one of these are from the Isle of Portland, where it feeds on the rock sea lavender sub-species specific to rocky limestone terrain. The seventh county record is from West Bexington; dispersal was likely in this case and, given warm southerly winds blowing on the night in question (19 August 2009), a Brittany source is just possible.