Range & Status
Mainly known from the Breck district and Surrey heaths, but also scattered along southern coastal counties.
A few records along the north coast (Clemons, 2003), including sea cliff grassland at West Pentire.
Habitat & Ecology
Larvae develop in root galls on Yarrow Achillea millefolium .
Abandonment of grazing, with consequent sward coarsening and scrub development.
Maintenance and restoration of coastal grazing schemes, ensuring not overgrazed.