Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Rare and very local migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Nov.
Foodplant: Sage, Viper;s-bugloss, chrysanthemums, Celery etc.
|Year first recorded||1992||2009||2000||2007|
|Year last recorded||2010||2011||2000||2011|
|Number of records||12||3||2||2|
|Number of individuals||12||3||2||2|
For the county, we have a total of 19 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 1992.
VC61. Spurn, 20.9.1992 (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Ripponden, 10.9.2000 (ME). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 54, 2007: A totally unexpected migrant and the first record of this species away from VC61.
VC64. Bellflask, 3.11.2007 (BM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 58, 2009: An unusual migrant with occasional scattered records across the county.
VC62. Marske Beach, 4.2.2008 (DM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): There have been increasing records of this migrant in the last few years, many of them inland. Sometimes it can be imported as a larva or pupa on flowers and some records may have come into the county this way.