Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jun.
Foodplant: Germander Speedwell.
|Year first recorded||1985||1859||1883||1997||1883|
|Year last recorded||2013||1883||2013||2012||2004|
|Number of records||6||2||14||5||2|
|Number of individuals||3||0||27||10||5|
For the county, we have a total of 29 records from 20 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and is locally fairly common.
2013 (CHF): We have scattered records across the county. Unlikely to be confused with any of the other longhorn moths. The combination of the small size and the elongated whitish spot on the dorsum of the wing at about two thirds is diagnostic. It flies by day and is often seen visiting the flowers of its foodplant, speedwell. It occasionally comes to light.