Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1912||1857||1902||1842||1973|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||90||188||145||704||94|
|Number of individuals||62||157||151||1287||138|
For the county, we have a total of 1221 records from 360 sites. First recorded in 1842.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and sometimes locally fairly common. Some of the specimens recorded on the VC61 coast may be immigrants or it may be expanding its range in Yorkshire. This fine moth is a distinctive feature of the northern fauna and until recently was almost unknown in southern England.
2012 (CHF): Not uncommon on the higher ground though numbers may have fallen a little recently especially in the south and east of its range.