Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: RDB3
Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Algae on dead wood.
|Year first recorded||1983||1983|
|Year last recorded||2005||2005|
|Number of records||4||8|
|Number of individuals||4||8|
For the region, we have a total of 8 records from 8 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1983.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: Only known to occur in the Norfolk Broads, otherwise a very rare immigrant, the larva probably feeding on lichens and algae growing on sallow (Salix spp.) and plant litter. The species occurs throughout mainland Europe except north-west France and Iberia. In Dorset, four examples have been recorded at light traps, all suspected immigrants: Walditch, on 8 August 2004 (M Parsons), Arne Wood, on 9 August 1983 (B Pickess), Woolgarston, on 12 July 1995 (D Burt), Badbury Rings, on 4 September 2005 (P Davey).