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.
Foodplant: Rosaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||2005|
|Year last recorded||2005|
|Number of records||1|
|Number of individuals||1|
For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 2005.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
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.