Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||2003||2003|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010|
|Number of records||11||22|
|Number of individuals||11||22|
For the region, we have a total of 22 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2003.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A southern European species, found locally in France where it frequents woodland edges, the larva feeding on bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara), burdocks (Arctium spp.), prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) and convolvulus (Convolvuli spp.). The species was first recorded on the Channel Islands in early July 2001 and for the first time in mainland Britain on 14 June 2003 in Kent. Ten more moths appeared across southern-most counties of England over the next four weeks and half of these were from Dorset; a sixth example was recorded in 2004. The following light trap records refer: Wyke Regis, on 30 June 2003 (D Foot), Portland, on 1 July 03 (M Cade), Puddletown, on 1 July 03 (H Wood Homer), Swanage, on 5 July 2003 (R Cox), Studland, on 20 July 2004 (D Brown), Boys Wood, on 7 July 2003 (P Davey).