New for Norfolk in 2019 when a female moth was caught at Crostwight Common. (M. A'Court, 25/08/2019 - Gen. Det. Female) First records for VC28 in 2020 at Mundford (G. Geen, 20/08/2020) and at Weeting (J. Symonds)
A rather local species, occurring on shingle coasts and salt-marshes along the southern coast of England and Wales.
The larvae feed on Sea Beet (Beta maritima). In Europe it has been reported as a pest species on cultivated forms of Beet and other plants.