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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 14-18mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1874188318831883
Year last recorded2014201319891940
Number of records157122163
Number of individuals24724100
Unique positions361063
Unique locations431063
Adult records156522152
Immature records1000

For the county, we have a total of 1612 records from 62 sites. First recorded in 1874.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are few recent records. This species is very local in Yorkshire except on the coast.

2012 (CHF): There is a healthy colony of this moth at Spurn and it is reported most years from Teesside. There have been many inland records from the west of VC61 but it has not been reported from there since 2006. No records from VC63 since 1989.

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