Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Late Mar-Apr.
Foodplant: Sallow and various herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1901||1846||1883||1984|
|Year last recorded||2013||1883||2014||2015|
|Number of records||99||2||155||55|
|Number of individuals||256||0||1622||191|
For the county, we have a total of 311 records from 42 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Still present at its best known Yorkshire locality, Bishop Wood (VC64). This species has now also been recorded from areas in the North York Moors and the north-east of VC64. These records are the furthest north in the east of the country in recent times, the species extending into Cumbria in the west (Skinner, 1984).
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 12.4.1984 (SPW); 12.4.2003 (CHF, JCW); Hutton Conyers, 22.4.2002, 13.4.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Rather local in the county. Around Ripon it can be quite common in spring eg 77 at Bellflask on 2.4.2011 and there are good populations in several parts of VC62. Nationally this is not a common moth and it is absent from Lancashire and the counties to our north. There is no VC61 record.