Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Wood Sage.
|Year first recorded||1885||1998||1885|
|Year last recorded||2009||2006||2009|
|Number of records||29||12||82|
|Number of individuals||13||9||44|
For the region, we have a total of 82 records from 58 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
Davey, P., 2020: Wood Sage Plume Capperia britanniodactylus: A local species occurring widely across Britain, the larva feeding on wood sage (Teucrium scorodonia). In Dorset, this moth is restricted to heathland - its distribution coinciding with wood sage growing among bracken (Pteridium), and to the coast, where wood sage grows in xerothermic situations favoured by the moth. The species has not been observed away from these two distinct biotypes.