Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very rare, no recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Not well known in the wild, docks and sorrels.
|Year first recorded||1954||1954|
|Year last recorded||1954||1954|
|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 1954.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species of rocky terrain with a particular preference for open country criss-crossed by dry stone walls, rare in southern England, but widespread in Wales, north-west England and Scotland, the larva is polyphagous on shrubs and herbaceous plants such as bedstraw (Galium spp.) and dock (Rumex spp.). There is just one record from the extreme north of Dorset: Kington Magna, at MV light on 2 September 1954 (H Moore). Poyntington to the north of Sherborne that lies ten kilometres to the west of Kington Magna, is another locality that matches the habitat requirements of the species, and would be worth researching. This region of Dorset is relatively close to known colonies across the border in Somerset.