Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Jointed Rush, Sharp-flowered Rush and Soft-rush.
|Year first recorded||1883||1978||1883||2004||2004|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||59||10||144||47||4|
|Number of individuals||99||13||281||204||5|
For the county, we have a total of 264 records from 82 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously only recorded once since Porritt: from Spurn (VC61) in July 1953 (Michaelis, 1954). This moth has become well established at Skipwith Common since 1979 and has now also been recorded in VC62 and VC63.
Beaumont, 2002: There were previously only a few scattered records of this moth, it has recently been recorded more widely and locally commonly.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Bishop Monkton, 28.7.2004 (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Nosterfield NR, 11.8.2004 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): This species continues to turn up at new sites but numbers tend to fluctuate. It is usually recorded in small numbers but can be fairly common in marshy areas eg 35 at Bishop Monkton on 21/8/2005.