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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

 VC63VC64
Year first recorded18711883
Year last recorded18831883
Number of records21
Number of individuals00
Unique positions21
Unique locations21
Adult records21
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1871.
 

Photos


1924 Orange Moth 03
© Dave Shenton
1924 Orange Moth 02 female
© Dave Shenton
1924 Orange Moth 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1883-86) when it was found in a few localities as far north as York. Apparently this species is still found in Lincolnshire (Duddington & Johnson, 1983) so a slight northwards range extension could see this species in the county once more.

2012 (CHF): There is no sign of this species coming back to Yorkshire. There are recent records in central Lincolnshire but nowhere else in the northern part of the country.
 

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