Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul., and Sep, overwinters elsewhere.
Foodplant: Crab Apple.
|Year first recorded||2003||2007||2007||2005|
|Year last recorded||2013||2008||2014||2007|
|Number of records||13||3||20||3|
|Number of individuals||15||3||78||3|
For the county, we have a total of 39 records from 31 sites. First recorded in 2003.
Argus 50, 2005:There is only a single previous county record, from VC61 in 2003.
VC64. Kingstonia, Ripon, 7.10.2005 (D&DB); Sharow, 26.10.2005 det. JCW (B. Latty). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 54, 2007: First recorded in Yorkshire in 2003, there have now been scattered records in vice-counties 61-64.
VC62. Stanley Houses, Stokesley, 2.7.2007 (Pwa). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Rawmarsh, 13.6.2007 (ML). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (HEB, 2011): This moth has a wide distribution in Britain but is always very local. It appears to have become more frequent in recent years, bringing the first Yorkshire record at Bishop Burton (VC61) in 2003. Further records followed at Rawmarsh (VC63) in 2007 and Stokesley (VC62) in 2007. It remains local and uncommon but should be looked for among apple trees elsewhere.