Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-early Aug.
|Year first recorded||1885||1999||1885|
|Year last recorded||2010||2006||2010|
|Number of records||132||8||280|
|Number of individuals||382||8||780|
For the region, we have a total of 280 records from 148 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
Davey, P., 2020: Crescent Plume Marasmarcha lunaedactyla: A local species restricted to the southern half of Britain, the larva feeding on rest harrow species Ononis sp. In Dorset, this Plume is locally common on unimproved dry alkaline grassland, on dry heathland and among sand dune habitat, wherever rest harrow grows in some quantity.