Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Na
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Yellow Loosestrife.
|Year first recorded||2013||1890||1883|
|Year last recorded||2013||1976||2011|
|Number of records||1||3||16|
|Number of individuals||1||0||10|
For the county, we have a total of 20 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This moth is still present in its best known Yorkshire site at Askham Bog (VC64) and it has also recently been reported from Thorne Moors, another old haunt.
2012 (CHF): All records since 1976 have been from Askham Bog where it is still occasionally recorded flying by day, coming to light or as larvae on yellow loosestrife. This is an uncommon species nationally and this is the most northerly colony.