Range & Status
Confined to a few localities in southern Britain.
Found at Gwithian (Tomlin, 1909).
Habitat & Ecology
Believed to be primarily associated with Lesser Dandelion Taraxacum laevigatum where it grows in sandy grasslands but there are no reliable records for Taraxacum laevigatum in Cornwall (C. French, pers comm .), so it must be using a related plant here. Larvae probably develop in the capitula or upper stems. The adult is flightless.
Coarsening and scrubbing over of dune grassland.