Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Uncommon and local coastal resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul.
Foodplant: Sandy grasses, such as Marram.
|Year first recorded||1948||1859||1988|
|Year last recorded||2014||2008||2003|
|Number of records||726||4||3|
|Number of individuals||1778||1||3|
For the county, we have a total of 733 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local on the coast. A recent inland record is of interest, the only other inland records are from the Breck sands of Norfolk and Suffolk (Goater, 1986).
Argus 47, 2001-04: A characteristic moth of coastal sand dunes that is common in the Spurn area. The following is the third inland record in the past twelve years, these inland moths are much smaller than coastal ones.
VC63. Hatfield Moors, 4.7.2003 (HEB).