Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows.
|Year first recorded||1871||1980||1883||1864||1991|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||707||90||271||242||43|
|Number of individuals||878||490||356||360||53|
For the county, we have a total of 1353 records from 270 sites. First recorded in 1864.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously rare, this moth has become much more frequent in Yorkshire. It has now been reported as far north as East Ayton near Scarborough (VC62).
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 30.7.1991 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): A significant increase in records in the last few years with over 100 records in both 2010 and 2011. Now widespread across lowland Yorkshire in areas with willows and poplars.