One of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate.
Only British member of the genus with white legs, but can easily be mistaken for a faded specimen of the common Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla.
Sea-cliffs, sandhills, grassland
and other chalky or dry pastures.
Recent records at Leziate, 2003; Horsey, 2003; Hindolveston, 2005; Winterton Dunes, 2008.
Recorded in 13 (19%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.