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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883
Year last recorded1958
Number of records3
Number of individuals1
Unique positions2
Unique locations2
Adult records3
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1901 Little Thorn 02
© Phil Lee
1901 Little Thorn 01
© Phil Lee

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The last record of this moth in the County was from Edlington Wood (VC63) on 14.6.1958 (YNU, 1970). Porritt stated it to be not uncommon at this locality. The only other Yorkshire record was from Maltby Wood near Rotherham (Porritt, 1883-86).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1958, not likely to reappear as a breeding species.

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