Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Very rare and very local. Probably under-recorded.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: -
|Year first recorded||2008||2001|
|Year last recorded||2008||2003|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||2|
For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 2001.
Similar species: Gen. det. required to exclude much more common Bactra lancealana.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 1.8.2001 conf. HEB (CHF); Magdalen Wood, 6.8.2003 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 56, 2008:
VC64. Ripon, 9.6.2008 gen. det. CHF, conf. HEB (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (HEB, 2011): First identified in Britain in 1996. The first county record was at Hutton Conyers (VC65) in 2001, with another in the same vice-county at West Tanfield in 2003 and one at Ripon (VC64) in 2008. An obscure moth, impossible to identify confidently without dissection, but likely to be found elsewhere in Yorkshire.