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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 9-13mm.

Foodplant: Rosaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2005
Year last recorded2005
Number of records1
Number of individuals1
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records1
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 2005.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The record from Little Horton, Bradford (VC63) on 14.9.1949 (Dearing, 1950) was based on a misidentification (J. Briggs, in litt.). This is a scarce southern species most unlikely to occur in Yorkshire.

Argus 52, 2006:
VC63. Bradway, Sheffield, 15.7.2005 (P Housley). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): A local southern moth, its occurrence on the outskirts of Sheffield (VC63) in 2005 is both surprising and intriguing. It is not known to be migratory and an accidental introduction seems unlikely. It is not expected to occur again.

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