Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Ash and Wild Privet
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1900|
|Year last recorded||2014||1965||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||29||5||7||126||19|
|Number of individuals||28||0||3||213||28|
For the county, we have a total of 186 records from 77 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Only recorded from the west of VC64 in recent years but from Skinner's (1984) account it should be much more frequent.
2012 (CHF): Most of our recent records come from ash woodland in upland calcareous areas in the west of VC64 and 65 where this species is local but not uncommon. It has not been recorded in VC62 or 63 for many years. In 2010 it appeared at Spurn and there were several more records here in 2011. It is likely that these have come from an expanding population in Lincolnshire and it will be interesting to follow the distribution in the next few years.