Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Sep, overwinters to following Spring.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||1904||2014||2013||1904||2008|
|Number of records||1||8||16||2||2|
|Number of individuals||0||5||14||0||1|
For the county, we have a total of 29 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are scattered records dating from the end of the nineteenth century from all five vice-counties and literana was evidently widely if thinly distributed in Yorkshire at that time. Since the records given in Porritt's supplement (1904) this species has been recorded from only VC62.
Beaumont, 2002: The records given below are the first from the County in fifty years.
VC63. West Haigh Wood, 17.5.1989 (HEB); Rossington, 8.8.1997 (RIH); Wintersett Country Park, 1.10.2000 det. HEB (PSm, PM et. al.).