Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: RDB3
Local Status: Very rare, no recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Common Club-rush, Reed-mace and Yellow Iris.
|Year first recorded||1953||1953|
|Year last recorded||1953||1953|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||2|
For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1953.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A rare species found in Sussex and Norfolk, the larva feeding on the inner stems of bulrush (Typha spp.), yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus), and common club-rush (Scirpus lacustris). In Dorset, the moth has been seen on one occasion close to suitable habitat. There was no opportunity for immigration at the time with a high pressure area centred over the English Channel and light and variable winds: Hengistbury Head, netted whilst flying around lamp post on 6 August 1953 (C Pearce). It is recommended that searches be undertaken for this species from freshwater habitat containing its foodplants at Wick Hams and at Stanpit Marsh.