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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 11-13mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded19171917
Year last recorded20062006
Number of records816
Number of individuals612
Unique positions714
Unique locations714
Adult records510
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 16 records from 14 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1917.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England and southern Scotland, the larva inhabits a tubular silken gallery feeding on the roots and stem-bases of grasses (Poaceae) that grow on pasture on sandy soils.

In Dorset, there are just five recent light trap records, and the majority of these from sites where the habitat preferred by the species is absent. These examples coincided with very warm weather and immigration is suspected from western European coasts in mid-June 2004 and, north European coasts on both occasions in July 2006. West Bexington on 12 and 13 June 2004 (R Eden), and at Wyke Regis on 19 June 2004 (D Foot), Shapwick, on 2 July 2006 (P Davey), Durlston on 25 July 2006 (P Davey).

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