Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
Foodplant: Deciduous trees including Blackthorn.
|Year first recorded||2012||2010||2014|
|Year last recorded||2012||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1||8||1|
|Number of individuals||1||9||1|
For the county, we have a total of 10 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 2010.
Argus 60, 2010: Formerly restricted to Scotland until it was found in southern England in 1991 from where it has extended its range.
VC63. Goole, 17.7.2010 gen. det. HEB (PKe); Hatfield Moors 28.10.2010 gen. det. (HEB et al.). NEW COUNTY RECORD
Current status (HEB, 2011): NEW COUNTY RECORD. The British distribution of this moth was formerly restricted to Scotland until it was found in southern England in 1991. Since then it has been found more widely, the first Yorkshire records being from Goole and Hatfield Moors (VC63) in 2010. It is likely to be found more widely amongst old birches.