Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Oct, overwinters to following Spring.
Foodplant: Creeping Thistle, Spear Thistle.
|Year first recorded||1949||1883||1989||1972|
|Year last recorded||2014||2013||2014||2014|
|Number of records||34||11||6||12|
|Number of individuals||28||8||6||16|
For the county, we have a total of 63 records from 37 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread and fairly common, but not recorded from VC65.
Argus 54, 2007: This moth appears to have declined, with few records in recent years.