Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||348||344||73||718||101|
|Number of individuals||291||468||129||1249||184|
For the county, we have a total of 1584 records from 366 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A rather local species in Yorkshire, but more widely recorded in the last few years than for several years previously. The Malham (VC64) and North York Moors (VC62) records suggest this is a relatively common moth on higher ground where woodland occurs. However, there is no VC65 record and no recent one from VC63.
Beaumont, 2002: Although recorded commonly from the North York Moors this moth is less frequent elsewhere. No recent record was available from VC63 in 1989.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 16.6.1984 (SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Fairly widespread with the biggest numbers in wooded areas of the north and the west of the county. Less common in the south and east.