Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Forewing: M 34-42mm., F 44-48mm.
Foodplant: Mainly Poplar and Willow spp. and various deciduous trees.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||1904||1904||2005||1930||1967|
|Number of records||3||2||10||4||2|
|Number of individuals||0||0||2||0||1|
For the county, we have a total of 21 records from 18 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species is now very scarce in Yorkshire. There are only records from two widely separated areas, although no post 1960 records are shown for Yorkshire on map 3 in MBGBI 2. The species seem to need old poplar or pollarded willow (B MacNulty, pers. comm.) which may now be rare due modern farming practices.
2012 (CHF): The only recent record of this species within the county is from Rossington in 2005 though there was an unconfirmed record of a pair in-cop in June 2010 in the Doncaster area. There are several old records from this area so it is possible that we still have a resident population.