Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Oct-mid Nov.
Foodplant: Leaves of deciduous trees.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2013||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||60||74||27||202||138|
|Number of individuals||27||77||19||1407||256|
For the county, we have a total of 501 records from 83 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now quite frequently recorded from the north of VC64 and the south of the North York Moors (VC62), but still distinctly uncommon in the other three vice-counties. The most recent record for VC63 given in the last list (YNU, 1970) was incorrect in that Stutton is in VC64.
2012 (CHF): Numbers have increased a little since 2000. Still very local in VC63 where all recent records are from Kirk Smeaton. Most often recorded from the centre of the county and it can be locally quite common eg 25 at Bellflask on 23.10.2011. It is difficult to be certain of trends of such late-flying species as a minority of people trap at the end of the year.