Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Devil's-bit Scabious, Field Scabious and Small Scabious .
|Year first recorded||1885||1885|
|Year last recorded||2006||2006|
|Number of records||28||56|
|Number of individuals||16||32|
For the region, we have a total of 56 records from 46 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
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Davey, P., 2020: Twin-spot Plume Stenoptilia bipunctidactylus: A species found widely across the UK, the larva feeding on field scabious Knautia arvensis, small scabious Scabiosa columbaria, and devil’s-bit scabious Succisa pratensis. In Dorset, this species is found very locally within unimproved grassland, chiefly on alkaline soils.