Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
|Year first recorded||1955|
|Year last recorded||1955|
|Number of records||1|
|Number of individuals||1|
For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 1955.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has not previously been included in a Yorkshire list although there is a confirmed record from Whirlow in Sheffield (VC63) in 1955 (Garland, 1979; SPG pers. comm.). The specimen was taken by W. Reid and apparently was exhibited at several collectors meetings so the record should be reliable. Perhaps confusion over the exact site, which is near the VC57 boundary has caused it to be omitted in the past. It is a rather unusual record since this species is rarely found outside southern central and south-west England.
Current status (CHF, 2011): One previous record in 1955 which appears to be reliable. This moth started a population expansion in about 1990 and has reached the south Midlands. It is heading slowly in our direction.