Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce A
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Round-leaved Sundew.
|Year first recorded||1889||1889|
|Year last recorded||2008||2008|
|Number of records||32||64|
|Number of individuals||49||98|
For the region, we have a total of 64 records from 52 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.
Davey, P., 2020: Sundew Plume Buckleria paludum: A very local species restricted to moorland and bog habitat in a few counties in England, the larva feeding on round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia). In Dorset, the moth is found in the dampest portions of heathland across the Poole basin where sundew plants grow. There is one record in 2005 from Walditch in west Dorset, a presumed wanderer. It is rather ironic that an insectivorous plant species is itself preyed upon by an insect species. Agencies responsible for heathland conservation should include this small plume as a priority species in their habitat management plans.