Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Heath Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Lady's Bedstraw. .
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2013||1926||2013||1980|
|Number of records||10||5||51||4|
|Number of individuals||6||0||97||1|
For the county, we have a total of 70 records from 38 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Typically a species of upland limestone areas, but recently also reported from two lowland sites (records from Bilton and Baldersby, below). Very local in the County.
2012 (CHF): Remains very local in upland areas and rarely reported. One at Colt Park in 2011 was the first in the county since 2004. This species is prone to misidentification and the green colour fades quickly to brown.