Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jul.
Foodplant: A pest species, of pods of Pea, Sweet Pea and Common Vetch.
|Year first recorded||2001||1883||1982||1883|
|Year last recorded||2012||2006||2013||2005|
|Number of records||23||2||14||4|
|Number of individuals||61||1||24||3|
For the county, we have a total of 43 records from 18 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed and recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64. Modern agricultural techniques may have reduced its incidence in pea crops but it is still fairly common in gardens and allotments and in rural areas among vetch.