Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1883||1953||1883||1883||1977|
|Year last recorded||1996||1982||2012||1970||1977|
|Number of records||58||2||18||9||1|
|Number of individuals||71||1||1||1||5|
For the county, we have a total of 88 records from 35 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A very local species in northern England. The Yorkshire headquarters of this species is at Spurn (VC61) but there are occasional inland reports.
VC61. Spurn, 1990, none since (BRS); Withernsea, 19.6.1996 (M-CF).
Current status (CHF, 2011): Last record 1996; regular at Spurn in the 1970s and 80s and occasional at other sites, this species now seems to be extinct in the county. Populations further south are doing well and it might yet reappear.