Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Late Mar-Apr.
Foodplant: Sallow and various herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1996||1996|
|Year last recorded||1998||1998|
|Number of records||5||10|
|Number of individuals||12||24|
For the region, we have a total of 10 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1996.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A very local woodland species with a scattered distribution restricted to Wales and England, the larva foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth has been found in alder swamp habitat on Jurassic clay soil. In the absence of knowledge about the precise habitat requirements of this species, no recommendations can be proposed other than to monitor for the continued presence of the species on the Dorset Wildlife Trust managed reserve: Powerstock Common, at MV light, two on 31 March 1997 and two more on 4 April 1997 (D Foot, M Forster).