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, Feb-Mar.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||1991||2009||1904||1998|
|Number of records||3||6||6||12|
|Number of individuals||2||5||0||7|
For the county, we have a total of 27 records from 19 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This scarce species is only sporadically found as far north as Yorkshire. There is only one confirmed recent record near Elvington (SMJ), and not recorded at Bishop Wood since the late 1960s.
2012 (CHF): This is not a common moth in the north of England and is rarely reported in Yorkshire. Most recent records come from oak-rich woodland in the centre of the county. It might not be quite as scarce as these few records suggest as it flies very early in the year.