Range & Status
Recorded from Cornwall, Devon, Kent and Essex. Recorded from France and the
Mediterranean region. All previous records of B. basaltinella from Cornwall in Smith (1997) are in fact B. dryadella (Heckford & Sattler, 2002).
Found on coastal dunes at Penhale and Upton Towans, and also inland at Blisland; there is a probable record from Kynance Cove.
Habitat & Ecology
Occurs in a single generation June \endash August, with the larvae on moss.