Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Very rare resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Mosses and lichens.
|Year first recorded||1963||1963|
|Year last recorded||1996||1996|
|Number of records||3||6|
|Number of individuals||5||10|
For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1963.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species nationally, restricted to western England, the larval foodplant is unknown, but thought to be mosses (Musci spp.). There are just a couple of recent records from a single site in Dorset: Morden Bog, on 7 July 1995 and on 26 July 1996 (P. Davey). The species is probably resident, but may be overlooked amongst populations of Scoparia ambigualis1334. Natural England who manages the Morden Bog SSSI should include this species in management plans, specifically for areas of wood and scrub growing in mire habitat containing good stocks of Sphagnum.