Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Only recently described, the moss Mnium hornum.
|Year first recorded||1906||1998||1906|
|Year last recorded||2009||2004||2009|
|Number of records||38||5||86|
|Number of individuals||76||7||166|
For the region, we have a total of 86 records from 66 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1906.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local deciduous woodland and moorland species in England, the larval foodplant until recently was unknown. R Heckford and Dr P Sterling managed to rear it from the New Forest from the moss Mnium hornum. In Dorset, the moth is very local and restricted to deciduous woodland and damp heathland. The national norm is for a single brood in July, but in Dorset an extended emergence period is evident from records that span mid-June to mid-September.