Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun and Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Marsh Ragwort.
|Year first recorded||1836||2005||1836|
|Year last recorded||2005||2008||2008|
|Number of records||14||6||40|
|Number of individuals||9||131||280|
For the region, we have a total of 40 records from 18 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1836.
Davey, P., 2020: Hoary Plume Platyptilia isodactylus: : A species with a scattered distribution across the southern half of Britain, the larva feeding on marsh ragwort Senecio aquatica. In Dorset, this species is restricted to water meadow habitat where marsh ragwort grows, notably along the valley floors that channel the lower reaches of the rivers: Frome, Stour and Avon.