Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Jun. and Sep., hibernates through to May.
Foodplant: Large range of plants, including Restharrow, Cranesbills, and cultivated Geranium spp., Goosefoot, Heathers spp. and Mint.
|Year first recorded||1904||1859||1883||2007||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2013|
|Number of records||151||68||331||236||5|
|Number of individuals||157||84||449||378||4|
For the county, we have a total of 791 records from 111 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:Thinly distributed across the County but there is no record from VC64, seldom reported to be common.
Argus 54, 2007: This moth has been recorded more frequently in recent years.
VC64. Baildon, 27.3 & 5.5.2007 (DP); Ripon, 18.8.2007 (D&DB); Burley-in-Wharfedale, 25.8.2007 (FD). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 58, 2009: This moth has been recorded much more frequently in recent years but this is only the second VC65 record, the last being in the nineteenth century.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 13.7.2009 (CHF).