Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul, and Oct, hibernates through to following Spring.
Foodplant: Bittersweet and occasionally Deadly Nightshade.
|Year first recorded||2009||2003||2013|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2013|
|Number of records||7||24||1|
|Number of individuals||45||31||1|
For the county, we have a total of 32 records from 26 sites. First recorded in 2003.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC63. Potteric Carr, mines Sep. 2003, moths reared 12.9.2003 (RIH); West Melton, vacated mine 2.10.2003 (HEB); Rossington, 7.8.2004 (RIH). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 58, 2009:
VC61. Kilnsea, 16.7.2009 det. HEB (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (HEB, 2011): A moth with a mainly south-eastern distribution that has spread northwards in recent years. First recorded at Potteric Carr NR and at West Melton (VC63) in 2003 it rapidly consolidated its position and has become locally common in southern VC63 (e.g. over 100 tenanted mines at West Melton in 2009). Subsequently recorded from Spurn (VC61) and likely to be recorded more widely in the future.
Argus 69, 2013: Has become frequent in the south of Yorkshire during the past ten years and is now showing signs of moving north.
VC64. Ellingham Banks MoD, 4.9.2013 (CHF, AJW, WB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.