Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Forewing: M 19-22mm. F 17-20mm.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants and heathers.
|Year first recorded||1883||1857||1883||2005||1967|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||1978||2005||2005|
|Number of records||18||65||3||2||3|
|Number of individuals||9||69||0||2||1|
For the county, we have a total of 91 records from 36 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The distribution of this species in Yorkshire would appear to have changed very little in the past twenty years. It remains very local and confined to a small number of moorland and heathland sites.
Argus 50, 2005:
VC64. White Greet, 27.6.2005 (BA); Grassington, 22.6.2005 (RW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Colsterdale Moor, 2.7.2005 (PVI). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Local in small numbers with recent records from Skipwith, Allerthorpe and Strensall Commons, the eastern part of the North York Moors and scattered heathery areas of the Dales. There have been no records from Thorne Moors since the 1970s.