Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jul.
Foodplant: Bilberry, Bog Myrtle, Creeping Willow, Heather.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2011||2014||2011||2014||2015|
|Number of records||8||77||46||194||31|
|Number of individuals||3||150||23||465||59|
For the county, we have a total of 356 records from 179 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Probably locally common on many of the moors in vice-counties 62-65. Occasional in other habitats in all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Not uncommon in upland areas in May and June. It occasionally wanders to lower ground several miles away from suitable habitat. One at Spurn on 25.5.2010 could have been an immigrant as there are no populations anywhere nearby.