Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
|Year first recorded||1883||1860||1962|
|Year last recorded||2011||1860||1974|
|Number of records||5||1||3|
|Number of individuals||3||0||2|
For the county, we have a total of 9 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1860.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A rare moth in Yorkshire, the only recent records being from Spurn (VC61) and South Elmsall (VC63). There have been no other records since one was found at Skipwith (VC61) on 14.9.1955 (SMJ) and one near Doncaster (VC63) in 1962 (GEH per PS).
Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded in 1976. With scattered coastal populations all around Britain, we seem to have lost this as a breeding species. It may reappear as an immigrant.
2012 (CHF): One did indeed appear as an immigrant - at Spurn on 15.8.2011.