Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Aspen, poplars
|Year first recorded||1858||1859||1875||2007|
|Year last recorded||2006||1995||1880||2007|
|Number of records||4||5||2||1|
|Number of individuals||2||2||0||1|
For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1858.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This is a rare immigrant to the British Isles and usually only reaches the South of the country. The unusually hot summer of 1976 resulted in over twenty specimens being recorded in Britain (Skinner, 1984), two of which were in Yorkshire. These were the first since Porritt (1883-86,1904) when five specimens had been found from 1858 to 1896.
Argus 54, 2007: Amazingly, in a poor migrant year, this spectacular moth turned up south of Ripon!
VC64. Bishop Monkton, 8.9.2007 (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): There seem to have been six records since Porritt, so 11 in total. None seen since 2007.