Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Hawthorn and Blackthorn.
|Year first recorded||1991||2005||1907||1976||2001|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||179||11||262||222||73|
|Number of individuals||332||14||420||519||171|
For the county, we have a total of 747 records from 119 sites. First recorded in 1907.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A specimen from Strines, Sheffield, 2.8.1907 (LSB coll.) was the only Yorkshire record until 1975 when a few moths were attracted to MV light at West Melton (Beaumont, 1978b). Since then it has proved to be quite widespread and fairly common in the southern half of VC63 and is showing signs of extending its range with records from elsewhere in the vice-county and more recently from VC64 as far north as Harrogate and from VC62 at York.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 20.7.2001, annually since; High Batts NR., 11.7.2003 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.