Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce A
Local Status: Very rare and very local. Recently rediscovered.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: July-August
Foodplant: Round-leaved Sundew.
|Year first recorded||1891|
|Year last recorded||1891|
|Number of records||1|
|Number of individuals||1|
For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 1891.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC63. Thorne Moors, one on 18.7.1891 (Porritt, 1891), 'since then I believe Mr John Harrison of Barnsley has taken another specimen on the same ground' (Porritt, 1904), there appears to be no confirmation of this comment.
HRK & MW, 2018:
VC63. Around 20 adult Sundew Plume moths were recorded on Thorne Moors in mid-July 2018, with a count in excess of 60 being made at the beginning of August. Exited cases were also found attached to Sundew flower stems and one to Eriophorum vaginatum. Larvae were found in early August with the largest measuring just 2-3mm. Details of the discoveries provided by Helen R Kirk and Martin Warne.