Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 11-13mm.
Foodplant: Common and Sheeps Sorrel.
|Year first recorded||1904||1900||1882||1883||1947|
|Year last recorded||2013||2006||2014||1987||2014|
|Number of records||11||16||33||19||19|
|Number of individuals||4||1||53||1||42|
For the county, we have a total of 98 records from 66 sites. First recorded in 1882.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are now records from all five vice-counties. Although widespread it is certainly not common and there are fewer localities than on the last list (YNU, 1970).
2012 (CHF): There are recent records from VCs 61, 2, 3 and 5 though it has not been seen in VC64 since 1987. Colonies are widely scattered and small numbers are reported, though 14 were seen at a site in VC63 in 2011. A colony in VC65 also has Cistus Forester close to the site and great care must be taken to separate these two species where they both occur.