Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jun.
|Year first recorded||1859||1883||1888|
|Year last recorded||2010||2011||1888|
|Number of records||4||7||1|
|Number of individuals||1||147||0|
For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Several records are of larval spinnings.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local among cotton-grass on the moors.
Argus 60, 2010: There are few recent records of this moth; it should be present on heathland and moorland with cotton grass.