Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||2002||2002|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010|
|Number of records||6||12|
|Number of individuals||10||20|
For the region, we have a total of 12 records from 6 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2002.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found very locally on the coasts of Pembrokeshire, Cornwall and Devon, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of sea campion (Silene uniflora) and rock sea-spurry (Spergularia rupicola). In Dorset, the moth has been trapped at light on five occasions, all on the coast: Eype's Mouth, on 16 June 2004 (Dr P Sterling), two on 22 June 2005 (Dr P Sterling et al), 14 June 2007 (M Parsons), West Bexington, on 17 May 2002 (R Eden), Grove, on 25 June 1999 (D Walbridge). The Eype's Mouth records strongly suggest the existence of a colony. The other two moths were trapped coincident with south-easterly airflows from France.