Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Very rare, no recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Various grasses including Sheep's Fescue.
|Year first recorded||1891||1891|
|Year last recorded||1967||1967|
|Number of records||6||12|
|Number of individuals||0||0|
For the region, we have a total of 12 records from 12 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1891.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species of the chalk downs and coastal sandhills in southern England, the larva feeding on the stem bases of grasses (Poaceae), including sheep’s fescue (Festuca ovina). In Dorset, this species used to occur very locally on unimproved grassland on chalky soils, but there have been no records since before the middle of the last century: Badbury Rings, Hambledon Hill and Hod Hill, (W Parkinson Curtis), Gussage St Michael, (Dr J Wood), Cranborne, (Reverend F Fisher).