Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Goldenrod and Dyer's Greenweed.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1928|
|Year last recorded||1883||1883||1928|
|Number of records||1||2||1|
|Number of individuals||0||0||1|
For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly recorded from several localities, most regularly from Grass Wood where it occurred commonly until about 1920. Thereafter became increasingly scarce and by 1937 Rosse Butterfield wrote 'some lepidoptera have become rare or have disappeared from the wood [Grass Wood] since the latter end of the nineteenth century. At that time the pretty day flying Pyrale Ennychia octomaculatus was very common'. There are no recent records from anywhere in the County.