Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One or two generations, May-Aug.
Foodplant: Eared Willow, Creeping Willow.
|Year first recorded||1940||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2007||2005||1984|
|Number of records||10||15||2|
|Number of individuals||1||7||0|
For the county, we have a total of 27 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are three recent records for this species. Two of these are from its established sites at Allerthorpe and Strensall but one is a new site for this species in Yorkshire.
Beaumont, 2002: VC61. Allerthorpe Common, 14.8.1996 (ASE), reared 1998,2000 (MRB).
VC62. Strensall Common, May 1991 (GBS); near Langdale End, larvae 1998 (Frost & Winter, 1999).
2012 (CHF): Most often recorded as larvae on creeping willow. The only records since 1998 have been from Allerthorpe and Strensall commons. In fact, looking at the national distribution maps, these are the only sites in the north of England with records since 2000.