Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Common Nettle and Hop.
|Year first recorded||1904||1982||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2013|
|Number of records||91||21||410||446||7|
|Number of individuals||66||23||425||651||4|
For the county, we have a total of 975 records from 215 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Similar species: 2450 Spectacle Abrostola tripartita.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A very local species in Yorkshire but has been discovered from several new sites since the early 1970s. There has been some confusion over names in the genus, since this species was previously called A. triplasia, the name now given to the Spectacle.
2012 (CHF): Most records come from VC63 and 64 though it is often reported from some coastal sites. Away from here it is very local. Numbers may have fallen a little recently. Much less common than Spectacle everywhere.