Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Bulrush and Lesser Bulrush.
|Year first recorded||2002||2013|
|Year last recorded||2013||2014|
|Number of records||40||2|
|Number of individuals||51||9|
For the county, we have a total of 42 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 2002.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC61. Spurn, 7 & 13.8.2002, 16.8.2003, 21.7.2003 plus seven dates in 2004 (BRS), 4.8.2003 (HEB), 11.8.2004 EDC. NEW COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): First reported in Britain in 1879, a major expansion in range north and west from the 1980s led to a population at Spurn from 2002 with many records over the next few years. More recently there has been a decrease with just single records in 2010 and 11 but it is likely that we will see a further expansion. There is a single record to the north of our area - at Tynemouth in 2006.
Argus 69, 2013:
VC62. South Gare, 22.8.2013 (PWF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.